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Global Recycling Day 2024 focuses on recognizing youth

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Recognizing youth is the theme for the Global Recycling Foundation's new Global Recycling Day competition in the search for recycling heroes.

Taking its lead from COP28 in Dubai, the Global Recycling Foundation is targeting youthful enterprises in its search for innovators to help reduce waste, pollution, and carbon emissions while promoting recycling and employment.

The Global Recycling Foundation is looking for nominations for the Recycling Heroes 2024 award from young entrepreneurs, individuals, business leaders, sole traders,  multinational businesses, and towns and cities that have continued to actively recycle as the world is challenged to meet the climate change goals of 2050.

COP 28 pledged to move away from fossil fuels and quickly ramp up renewal energy, and GRF is committed to playing its part in promoting the vital role of recycling as an integral part of the global circular economy in preserving the planet's resources.

Ten winning entrants will receive $1000 each and their ideas will be publicized on the Global Recycling Day social media channels. Entries close on Tuesday 12, March 2024. All nominations are to be sent by email to: [email protected].

"COP28 has pointed the way, and we believe young people should be at the forefront of meeting the challenges it has laid down," said Ranjit Baxi, founding president of the Global Recycling Foundation. "GRF recognizes the huge socio-economic impact on our global economies made by these young business leaders. Young people dare to think the unthinkable and it is their future which matters more than ever."

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