announces award nominations
Begun more than 20 years ago, the Institute
of Scrap Recycling Industries, (ISRI) Design for Recycling® initiative
encourages manufacturers to think about the ultimate destiny
of their products during the design-stage of a product’s development.
The Design for Recycling Award is ISRI’s highest award that is
given to the most outstanding contribution to products designed
with recycling in mind.
In order to be considered for the Design for Recycling Award,
candidates must demonstrate progress towards ensuring their products
can be recycled safely and economically, using existing recycling
technologies and methods; eliminating or significantly reducing
materials that may impede recycling, including hazardous or toxic
materials; increasing the yield of a product’s recyclable materials;
and the increased use of recycled materials in manufacturing.
In recognition of such proactive steps by manufacturers, ISRI
annually awards the “Design for Recycling Award” to companies
that have actively incorporated Design for Recycling principles
into their products and manufacturing processes.
Previous award winners have included the United States Environmental
Protection Agency, computer manufacturer Hewlett-Packard, furniture
maker The Herman Miller Company, and Coca-Cola Recycling Company.
The award ceremony is held in conjunction with ISRI’s Annual
Convention and Exposition.