Nominations for ISRI’s Design for Recycling Award sought
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is calling for entries for the 2014 Design for Recycling (DFR) Award. The DFR Award is ISRI’s highest award given annually to the most outstanding contribution to products designed with recycling in mind. It recognizes proactive steps made by manufacturers who have actively incorporated DFR principles into products and processes.
“When designing a product, manufacturers should be giving just as much of a priority to its ability to be recycled as they do cost, appearance and other factors,” said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “Effective recycling begins at the drawing board. ISRI is looking to reward companies, designers and manufacturers with the mindset of producing products that can be recycled safely and with ease, thus benefiting both the environment and the economy.”
ISRI began the award more than 25 years ago. Previous winners include Cascades Fine Papers Group, Coca-Cola Recycling Company and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
To be eligible for ISRI’s Design for Recycling® Award, a product must be designed/redesigned and manufactured according to a specific set of rules.