The European Recycling Platform (ERP) is calling on Irish start-ups to compete against their European neighbours in the 2018 Green Alley Awards.
Sponsored by ERP, Ireland’s only pan-European compliance scheme for WEEE and Waste Battery compliance, the Green Alley Awards are Europe’s first start-up awards scheme for the circular economy opening-up the opportunity to showcase their businesses in Europe. The winner of the Green Alley Award receives a cash prize of €25,000.
The competition is aimed at all start-ups and entrepreneurs who have developed a business model in the areas of digital circular economy, recycling and waste prevention.
Interested start-ups across Europe can submit their entries by July 1, 2018 and six finalists will be notified in early September. The finalists are then invited to Berlin on October 18th to work on their business models in rounds of talks with Landbell Group professionals and external experts. The finalists will present their projects to an expert jury and an international audience.
Launching the awards, CEO of ERP Ireland, Martin Tobin said, "This is a fantastic opportunity for Irish start-ups to showcase their new environmental businesses. Winners include businesses that have come up with solutions from reducing plastics to producing eco-friendly packaging materials. The circular economy holds enormous business potential for entrepreneurs and start-ups. This can be seen in the diversity of ideas from the Green Alley Awards."