Dirk and Nanja Struck of the Barrelman Inc (Honourable Mention)

The Barrelman Inc started as a pilot project 20 years ago after Dirk Struck and Nanja started seeing hundreds of food-grade plastic barrels were going into landfills at their work due to high recycling fees at the time; Dirk and Nanja decided to repurpose these barrels into a rainwater harvesting tool, rain barrels, to reduce plastic waste and help organizations like Green Calgary to fundraise for climate education. Their decades-long partnership with Green Calgary has helped thousands of Calgarians to conserve water at their homes while keeping high-grade plastic out of the landfill! Together, The Barrelman Inc and Green Calgary have diverted over 780,000 kg of plastic from landfills.

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