10th Green Alley Award Open for Entries

Calling Ireland’s Circular Economy Innovators

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The European Recycling Platform, Ireland’s only pan-European compliance scheme for WEEE and Waste Batteries is calling on Irish circular economy startups to enter this year’s Green Alley Award. The Award aims to identify innovative European business ideas that balance economy and ecology in significant ways and provide the perfect platform for Ireland’s green entrepreneurs to showcase their sustainable innovation.

In 2014, the first Green Alley Award was started with the vision to invest and innovate for the future. Now, as a decade unfolds, the Green Alley Award is once again in search of circular economy startups in the fields of recycling, waste prevention and digital solutions. Six entries from across Europe will be shortlisted with the winning startup receiving €25,000 at an awards ceremony in Berlin on the 25th April, 2024.

The Green Alley Award is looking for companies that are about to launch their products or services, are already in the growth phase, or want to expand into other European markets. The sole condition is that the business idea must help reduce waste or turn waste into resources.
The impact of the Green Alley Award has been truly significant and has created a community of circular economy innovators including 1,600 applicants from over 30 countries. With over €1.3 million investment made directly with startups, the Awards have actively nurtured entrepreneurs while also connecting them with an extensive network of circular economy experts. Notably in recent years, within this diverse pool of applicants, 40% are female founders.

Entries to the Green Alley Award can be made via Green-alley-award.com with the submission deadline of 20th November 2023.

About ERP Ireland

The European Recycling Platform (ERP) is the first compliance scheme authorised to operate in different countries since 2002, in response to the first European Union’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive.