As part of this year’s Global Recycling Day in March the organisers are today launching a #RecyclingHeroes public vote. Ten winners will be selected worldwide, each receiving $1,000 for their initiative.
“The last decade has been the hottest on record, and we are now facing a climate emergency of unparalleled proportions. If we don’t work together to make significant and rapid changes, we are going to see continued rising global temperatures, melting of ice caps, continents on fire and rapid deforestation,” said Ranjit Baxi, Founding President of the Global Recycling Foundation. “Whether we are the humblest individual or the greatest leader, the responsible use of the materials around us, and the championing of recycled goods from the plastics in our home to the metals in our buildings, is a global concern. By shining a light on unsung Recycling Heroes all over the world, the Global Recycling Foundation aims to show just how much impact individuals, communities and businesses can have. We hope that this will also inspire a new generation to become Recycling Heroes, as it is these heroes that will collectively help us meet the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.”
Winners will be picked from North America, Central & South America, Europe, Africa and Australasia. The competition officially launched today and nominations need to be submitted by 8 March, with Global Recycling Day 2020 on 18 March.