Recycling Heroes & Young Green Ambassadors awards

The Global Recycling Foundation has confirmed the ten winners of their Recycling Heroes 2024 award along with five special awards for Young Green Ambassadors marking the seventh Global Recycling Day on 18th  March.

Ten winners of US$1,000 each and five special awards of US$250 recognising Young Green Ambassadors are selected from nominations received from individuals , business leaders, sole traders, multinationals and Schools who despite continuing hardships have managed to sustain their efforts to promote the value of recycling.

Ranjit Baxi, Founding President, Global Recycling Foundation, said, “This year’s list of Recycling Heroes should be a cause for celebration. Not only does it demonstrate the enthusiasm and ingenuity of our winners, but the special category of Young Green Ambassadors introduced to acknowledge the initiatives of many schools, demonstrates that our young people today, who are the leaders of tomorrow, are showcasing the way forward and recognising the importance of recycling to protect our fragile planet.”

The winners include:

  • Abiona Toluwalase of Lagos, Nigeria;
  • Dipesh Pabari leads The Flipflopi Project, Lamu Archipelago, Kenya;
  • David Katz, founder and CEO of Plastic Bank, Vancouver, Canada;
  • Mike Mackay, MD, Despray Environmental, Netherlands;
  • Soap Aid Ltd – Melbourne, Australia;
  • Rahmanullah Shirzad, Afghanistan;
  • Hellena Sailas, CEO of Arena Recycling Tanzania;
  • Green Women Compost Production Company, Tamil Nadu, India;
  • Jessica Alexanderson, Seattle USA;
  • Nicola Jones, South Wales, UK.

Young Green Ambassadors – special category, included:

  • Henry Green Primary School, Dagenham, London, UK;
  • Otilo Foundation, Nigeria;
  • Lianae Petzer, Kabega Primary School, Gqeberha, South Africa;
  • Sainath Manikandan and Sai Sahana Manikandan, Abu Dhabi, UAE;
  • Ege Topkoc, Dubai, UAE.

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