As product stewardship programs are established across Canada, many CRFA members are becoming concerned about what happens to their packaging after disposal.
Stewardship programs are designed to ensure the company that introduces waste into the system pays for its collection and disposal, away from landfill. These programs create opportunities for CRFA members to be part of the recycling system and promote new uses for their packaging after collection through municipal recycling.
(Oct. 17/12) CRFA and the Research Innovation Commercialization Centre (RICC) will host Recycle Idol on Dec. 6, 2012, at the Noel Ryan Auditorium in Mississauga, Ont. This event aims to promote environmental entrepreneurship in Ontario. CRFA will take this opportunity to promote our industry and be part of the conversation on green technology. Government representatives will also be in attendance.
What is Recycle Idol?
Recycle Idol brings together five entrepreneur finalists who will pitch their new business ideas to a well-known panel from the recycling and environment industry. Each of the five finalists will represent a different type of recyclable material, from plastics and paper to tires and electronics.
The winner gets an approximate prize package of $30,000 to help propel business forward, as well as bragging rights as the “Recycling Idol.” He or she will also have an opportunity to discuss potential funding opportunities with Anchor Sponsors, Ontario Tire Stewardship and Stewardship Ontario
Recycle Idol is modelled on American Idol and Dragon’s Den, where companies are invited to present their company pitch to an investor panel. The audience selects the final winner based on whom they would most likely invest in.
To learn more about the event, contact CRFA’s Environment and Sustainability Manager Douglas McCallum at firstname.lastname@example.org.