Welcome to the 2014 Recycling Innovators Forum!

The Recycling Innovators Forum is a venue for inventors and innovative organizations to present their game-changing ideas on how to advance recycling.  The Forum offers innovators throughout the recycling community the chance to compete for additional funding, marketing opportunities and industry support.

Co-located with the annual Resource Recycling Conference, the Forum is designed to elevate the best and brightest ideas in recycling to the national stage and connect them with the companies, institutions and organizations that can help turn them into reality.  Original ideas, inventions and processes presented at the Forum are "shovel-ready" and capable of producing a real and immediate positive impact on the recycling industry.


The 2013 Forum

Nearly 50 participants entered the inaugural Recycling Innovators Forum in 2013, with nine chosen to present their ideas to 200 recycling professionals and venture capitalists. 

Of those, a unique project aimed at modernizing the way consumers relate to recycling, backed by Earth911, took home the first place $20,000 prize.  Runner-up prizes were awarded to a project that makes industrial waxes from recycled plastics, backed by GreenMantra, and the PointGuard Pallet Protector, a product made from recycled plastic which aims to extend the lifespan of shipping pallets.

This year, the Forum organizers are building on this incredible momentum with new proposal categories, higher cash prizes and even more industry support for recycling's next big idea.

The 2014 Forum

September 15, 2014

Hilton Riverside - New Orleans, Louisiana

Free to attend

2013 Recycling Innovators Forum winners, judges and sponsors

2013 Recycling Innovators Forum winners, judges and sponsors