Biffa’s ‘Change Maker’ competition

Posted by Rachel Westall on 9 April 2024

Biffa has launched its search for a ‘Change Maker’ – a sustainable entrepreneur (with a business or simply an idea) reusing or recycling waste materials to create new products – and the prize is life changing. The winner will receive a whopping £10,000 and tailored support (like a marketing strategy or premises) helping them make an even greater difference .

Blonde female holding sustainable pink bag on a beach Biffa will collaborate with the winner to assess the support required and how it will be best used. That might be finding space to work from, logistical advice or a marketing strategy.

There's no need to own an established business, either. Biffa wants to hear from anyone with a sustainable idea or skill which could grow into something more. You simply need to be passionate about reusing and / or recycling.

How to enter
Prospective Change Makers can apply by recording a 60-second video. They need to explain their business concept, why they believe themselves to be a Change Maker and how Biffa can help. Videos should be submitted via WeTransfer to along with a completed submission form via the website.

The judging process
The deadline for entries is 30th April, when a panel of Biffa and external judges will shortlist a final five. The ultimate decision will be down to the public, who can vote via Biffa's website and social channels. The worthy winner will then be announced at Biffa's Waste Net Zero event in June 2024.

For further information, visit


Terms and conditions:

Share on Facebook