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Global Recycling Day: #RecyclingHeroes competition

Commercial Waste Services Westminster
Commercial Waste Services Westminster

The clock is ticking and the deadline for the Global Recycling Foundation’s #RecyclingHeroes competition is fast approaching. This competition is your chance to celebrate those around you that have made a significant impact towards recycling in the last 12 months and contributed to a greener future for our planet. 

Keep reading to find out more about Global Recycling Day and how to enter their competition.

What is Global Recycling Day 2023?

Global Recycling Day was started by the Global Recycling Foundation in 2018 to highlight the vital role of recycling in preserving our planet. This includes recognising how we can reuse resources instead of creating more to lessen pressure on the environment and reduce climate change.

For more information regarding the impact of waste on climate change, head to our climate change hub here. You can also read about last year’s event where we provided tips on how businesses can improve their recycling and linked to free resources to get you started.

700 million

Tonnes of CO2 emissions are saved annually by recycling


Of all carbon emissions are created ​​by producing new materials

What is the #RecyclingHeroes competition?

Global Recycling Day is inviting nominations for #RecyclingHeroes 2023. Celebrate individuals, businesses, and activities that have continued to support recycling efforts during the pandemic. 

The prize: Ten winners will be chosen from around the world and each one will be awarded a prize of US $1000.

Ranjit Baxi, Founding President of the Global Recycling Foundation commented: “We want to recognise Recycling Heroes for their outstanding contributions during these unprecedented times. Nominations are invited from individuals, communities and businesses who have continued to make a significant impact towards recycling in the last 12 months and whose efforts will contribute towards a greener future of our world”.

How do I submit my application?

The closing date for nominations is Friday, 3rd March 2023.

Please send your nominations to:


Please include the following details for the nominee:

  • Name / Address
  • Telephone No. / Email Address
  • Reasons for the nomination
  • Date the business / activity started

We would also love to hear about your amazing recycling stories and showcase them on our blog. If you would like to share your nominations, please send the same information to commercialwaste@westminster.gov.uk

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