30 July 2015

Award programme promoting the circular economy invites applications

Entries are now open for the Circulars award programme 2016, an award scheme that recognises individuals and organisations that have made a notable contribution to pushing forward circular economy principles across seven categories. The category "Award for Circular Economy Government, Cities & Regions" invites applications from local, regional and national government bodies, and rewards public procurement programmes or public policy initiatives that enabled the circular economy to develop.

Other awards include recognising the leader, either in business or the public sector, who has done the most to inspire a shift towards the circular economy, and the small to medium sized organisation (SME) which is transforming its operations to embrace the circular economy. Further prizes are available for circular economy entrepreneurs and the investment body that has helped the circular economy to become mainstream.

The awards will be presented during a ceremony at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos (Switzerland) in January 2016. A jury comprised of leading experts from business and civil society will examine the applications through a series of desk-based reviews and discussions. The finalists in each category will be announced before the end of 2015.

For more information, visit the Circulars 2016 website.