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RWM launches search for the rising stars of resource management

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015

The international event for recycling innovation, RWM 2015 is launching a global search to find the industry’s ‘Rising Stars.’ The competition will celebrate trailblazing initiatives that challenge the way the recycling industry works, identify the top 25 newcomers and inspire a new generation of resource managers.

Aimed at young entrepreneurs within the industry, RWM organisers, i2i Events Group in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Waste Management, 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.

Individuals based in the UK or internationally who are developing innovative ways to reduce waste, through circular economy approaches are invited to apply via a short registration form on the RWM show website.

Russell Bacon, Portfolio Director – Environment at i2i Events Group said: “As part of RWM’s mission to drive industry growth and innovation we need to inspire and support a new generation of leaders. The rising stars campaign celebrates the dynamic character of this industry.

“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.”

Entrants should outline the good initiatives being developed to boost recycling. Over the coming months, entries will be reviewed and the Top 25 rising stars announced. Images and video diaries charting innovation will be made available on the RWM website.

The competition will culminate in three finalists being selected to present to a panel of judges at RWM 2015. The winner will receive a valuable CIWM training package and funding towards their initiative worth over £2000.

If you’d like to find out more about the competition or submit your entry, visit the RWM website here and share your steps to recycling innovation using #RWMRisingStars on Twitter.

For more information about Europe’s largest and best-established event for resource efficiency and waste management visit, call + 44 203 033 2049 or email

Notes to editors

About RWM and i2i Events Group

RWM in partnership with CIWM is Europe's premier event dedicated to resource and waste management solutions and takes place from 15 to17 September 2015 at the NEC Birmingham (halls 4 to 5). The event is the result of the merger in December 2010 of the i2i Events Group's (formerly Emap) RWM exhibition and CIWM and ESA's Futuresource show, and is now the major annual show for the sector attracting over 13,000 visitors.

i2i Events Group: i2i Events Group delivers world-class exhibitions and large scale events in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes World Retail Congress, RWM, Spring Fair, Naidex, BVE, Bett and Pure London. i2i Events prides itself on opening up possibilities for its customers and each year brings more than 200,000 decision makers together to network, source, test, buy and sell brilliant products, services, ideas and solutions.

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