On Tuesday, October 10, the nominees for this year's IDC-awards were announced. Among the nominees for this year's sustainability award, we find Recuro, which is receiving recognition for the work with developing an alternative technology for handling and recycling plastics that would otherwise be incinerated. "We greatly appreciate being nominated for such a prestigious award," says Arve Jakobsen, CEO of Recuro.
IDC is Norway's largest industrial design conference and will take place on October 26, 2023. The conference focuses on knowledge sharing and inspiration, and an annual award ceremony is held to provide extra attention to companies that distinguished themselves. This year, Recuro is one of five nominees for the sustainability award, which rewards regional businesses or organisations that serve as community actors and inspire others to prioritise sustainability.
The nominating committee has emphasised that through technological development, Recuro can offer an entirely new approach to plastic management.
"Our solution offers an alternative to the current practices of incineration or landfill and enables the recycling of a larger portion of plastic waste. This contributes to addressing global and local environmental challenges," Jakobsen elaborates.
Recuro plans to establish its first facility in Norway as early as 2025, and Jakobsen appreciates the increased attention the company and its technology have received.
"We find it very gratifying to be recognised and nominated for such a prestigious award for our work in developing new recycling technology. The competition is tough with other companies having exciting and forward-thinking projects and solutions, but we look forward to both the conference and the award ceremony," he concludes.
The winner will be announced at the IDC Afterparty on Terminalen Byscene on October 26. The other nominees in the category are Ava Ocean, Havila Kystruten, Vartdal Plast, and Pretio.