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Recycling has been on the radar since over a decade. The Millennium Development Goals, succeeded by Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), realize its importance for the world, not just India. UN SDG 3 talks about good health and well-being, UN SDG 6 speaks about clean water and sanitation, and SDG 11 talks about sustainable cities. All these agendas are directly or indirectly related to recycling and reducing waste. The urgency to act on these goals is palpable.
Recognizing this fact, BW Businessworld is set to host the second edition of ‘The BW Recycling Awards Summit & Awards. The idea is not just to facilitate changemakers and pathbreakers in the field of recycling, but also to broaden our knowledge about the latest trends and technology in this space.
We aim to create a platform for the emerging minds of the waste management industry to connect, collaborate and explore opportunities with the waste management Industry veterans and experts. In this platform, we aim to recognize and reward the best work done in the field of waste management, including categories of plastic, non-ferrous metal, scraps, automobile, e-waste, glass, battery, textiles, Tyres, paper recycling, water waste, etc.

Awards Categories

Following are the categories, the content beside each category indicates who should apply in that category.

    • Leadership Excellence in Recycling – Organizations (Public or private), educational institutions, and individuals whose actions or creative solutions have significantly reduced solid waste or have furthered waste prevention, reuse, recycling, and/or composting.) 
    • Young Leader in Recycling (Under 40) -This Award is given to an individual aged 40 years or younger, who have impressed their colleagues and counterparts with their contribution and impact to their organization, and excellence in recycling service/manufacturing. 
    • Women Leader in Recycling – This recognizes a woman in the recycling industry who has driven change and continues to do so, leading to progress in breaking down barriers and creating new career prospects for the next generation. 
    • Team Of the Year– Any team working within any type of organization within the waste and recycling sector. The definition of a team in this context will be employees from one organization working in unison towards the same goal, on a specified project/initiative. This award recognizes the people in the waste/recycling sector that embodies teamwork and has executed a successful team project. 
    • Social impact Leader in recycling– Recycling initiative / Project that has maximum effect on the community where it was implemented in terms of awareness generated, participation of the community, and the amount of waste recycled. 
    • Best Initiatives in Recycling Non-Biodegradables – FMCG companies that have enabled the collection, reuse, and recycling of non-biodegradable waste. Manufacturing companies that have effectively used recycled non-biodegradable in their manufacturing process. Agencies involved in collection sorting and proper supply of recyclable non-biodegradable waste. (Non- Biodegradables- Ceramics, Plastic, Glass, Metals, Chemicals Waste, etc.) 
    • Best Initiatives in Recycling Biodegradables – FMCG companies that have enabled the collection, reuse, and recycling of biodegradable waste. Manufacturing companies that have effectively used recycled biodegradables in their manufacturing process. Agencies involved in collection sorting and proper supply of recyclable biodegradable waste. (Bio-Degradable- green waste, food waste, paper waste, and biodegradable plastics, etc.) 
    • Best Initiatives in E-waste Recycling – Electronics manufacturing companies that have enabled collection, reuse, and recycling of post-consumer e-waste. Electronics manufacturing companies that have effectively used recycled e-waste in their manufacturing process. Agencies involved in collection sorting and proper supply of recyclable e-waste.
    • Best Recycling Public Awareness Campaign of the Year – Organizations that have addressed a challenge around waste and the waste hierarchy, such as reducing reliance on landfills, increasing recycling, boosting reuse, reducing waste, reducing contamination, or increasing awareness. Organizations that have run an effective campaign and have resulted in significant impact.
    • Best Recycled or Up-cycled Product of the Year – This award recognizes the best product made out of waste either through recycling or up-cycling that leads to maximum improvement in the value of the material while at the same time minimizing the impact on the environment. 
    • Best Extended producer responsibility Strategy – This award recognizes the most effective Extended Producer Responsibility strategy by a producer in terms of innovation, coverage, and effectiveness. 
    • Innovative campaign Of the Year (Small & Large) – Sensitization Campaign – An innovative project or public education campaign that has resulted in significant waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and/or composting 
    • Best Waste Management Initiative by a Private Organization– Private company which has established effective waste management practices that enable the recycling of the waste in terms of the coverage of collection, segregation, and processing of waste. 
    • Innovation in recycling process and technology – Organizations that have done projects that demonstrate genuine innovation in the realm of resources, waste, and recycling, with the potential to deliver real change. How a new technology/system/business model/product has resulted in positive environmental impact. 
    • Best Recycling or Material Recovery Facility of the Year – This award recognizes the facility that demonstrates leadership in key measurements, such as innovation, the number of materials collected and/or processed, types of materials recovered site improvements, or sustainability measures adopted. Applicants are required to provide metrics. All types and sizes of facilities are welcomed. 
    • Best Solid Waste Management Program in a Public-Private Partnership Model– Private partnerships of Urban Local Bodies that have established effective municipal solid waste management practices that enable the recycling of MSW in terms of the coverage of collection, segregation, and processing of MSW. 
    • Independent Recycling Technology Operator – Organisations whose main business is to process, collect or sort materials for recycling, reuse, or energy recovery with the use of technology that has shown exceptional customer service, market innovation, growth, and high performance and is helping improve resource management. ‘Independent’ here means the entries are not part of larger or publicly quoted businesses. 
    • Independent Recycling Consultant– This award recognizes someone who works as an independent marketing consultant. The individual can work entirely on their own, or as part of an affiliation with another consultancy practice but must be self-employed. They will have achieved tangible success in their approach, which should be clearly captured and presented as part of the submission. 
    • Social Value Initiative– This award recognizes a business operating in the waste management, reuse, recycling, and reprocessing sector that is bringing social benefit to its local community, wider society, or a targeted group and that can demonstrate its measurable positive impact.

Who should Attend?

All the Stake Holders of Sector

Product
Developers

Decision
Makers

Associations, Societies, & Professional Bodies

Researchers &
Innovators

Solution
Providers

Funding Agencies & Fund Raisers

Stake Holder
Academia

Experts Looking for Collaborative Work

Sales & Marketing Professionals

Management
Bodies

Stake Holder
Industry

Why to Attend?

To Meet Experts

Awards & Recognition

Mass Networking

Brand Establishment

Learning In a New Space

New Tips & Tactics

Rebuild New Customer Base

Jury

Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld Founder, exchange4media

Dr. Annurag Batra

Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld Founder, exchange4media

Founder & Managing Partner, Trust Legal

Mr. Sudhir Mishra

Founder & Managing Partner, Trust Legal
President - National Solid Waste Association of India

Dr. Amiya Sahu

President – National Solid Waste Association of India
Director, Environment & Waste Management - TERI

Dr. Suneel Pandey

Director, Environment & Waste Management – TERI
Founder, Making Model Gurugram, Bhumijaa

Ms. Gauri Sarin

Founder, Making Model Gurugram, Bhumijaa
Former Adviser (Scientist G), GOI, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Ms. Sanchita Jindal

Former Adviser (Scientist G), GOI, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Hon Secretary, Governing Council Indian Plastics Institute Acclaimed Polymer Technologist and Expert on Plastic Recycling

Dr. Sameer Joshi

Hon Secretary, Governing Council Indian Plastics Institute Acclaimed Polymer Technologist and Expert on Plastic Recycling
Founder - Goonj & Indian Social Entrepreneur

Mr. Anshu Gupta

Founder – Goonj & Indian Social Entrepreneur
CEO - Glasspower Recycling & Glasspower Group

Mr. Ashutosh Joshi

CEO – Glasspower Recycling & Glasspower Group

Speakers

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    Contact us 

    Partnership and Nominations

    Talees Rizvi
    talees.rizvi@businessworld.in
    +91 9310634007

    Priyanshi Khandelwal
    priyanshi@businessworld.in
    +91 8450844111

    Speakership Opportunity

    Urvi Shrivastav
    urvi@businessworld.in
    +91 9811053212

    Priyanshi Khandelwal
    priyanshi@businessworld.in
    +91 8450844111