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Who are the rising stars in our industry?

Global – Organisers of the upcoming Recycling and Waste Management (RWM) trade show in the UK’s second city of Birmingham have launched a competition to identify a ‘Top 25’ of young and promising entrepreneurs within the international recycling industry in a bid to inspire a new generation of resource managers.

RWM organisers i2i Events Group, in partnership with the UK’s Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), are looking for individuals who have introduced new recycling practices within the last five years that are helping to transform their organisation and the industry as a whole.

Russell Bacon, environment portfolio director at the i2i Events Group, comments: ‘As part of RWM’s mission to drive industry growth and innovation, we need to support a new generation of leaders. The ”rising stars” campaign celebrates the dynamic character of this industry.’

Bacon continues: ‘Small changes can make a big difference, so no matter the scale of the effort, examples will be judged on how effective and transformative the change has been for the entrant’s organisation and the industry as a whole.’

Individuals around the globe who are developing innovative ways to reduce waste through circular economy approaches are being invited to apply via a short registration form on the RWM show website (

Entries will be reviewed over the coming months and the competition will culminate in three finalists being selected to present to a panel of judges at RWM 2015, which takes place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on September 15-17. The winner will receive a CIWM training package and funding towards their initiative worth Euro 2800.

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