Voting is now OPEN for the Resource Hot 100 2023! Who are this year's 'architects of change'?

The waste and resources industry has had a busy year with leaders and innovators showing commitment to making a difference – a quality that we recognise in our annual industry poll, the Resource Hot 100.

Voting is now open for the Resource Hot 100: who are this year's ‘architects of change’?

Now in its 19th year, our annual list recognises the most influential, creative and downright important people that have made a key difference to the way our waste resources are being managed and protected.

We have populated the Hot 100 website with nominees from previous years but if you don’t see someone that you feel is making a difference, it’s easy to nominate them – and they will be added to the list. Chances are other colleagues in the industry will feel the same and cast a vote for him or her – or even them, as we recognise teams as well!

Last year’s winner was Trewin Restorick, former CEO and Co-founder of Hubbub – a charity that works very much like a creative agency for environmental issues. With Restorick as CEO, Hubbub went on to carry out a growing portfolio of campaigns that have inspired the public to live in an environmentally friendly way. Voters praised his ‘leadership, knowledge and passion’, describing him as ‘a visionary who is always looking to develop new creative and engaging campaigns that help to tackle environmental issues’, meeting consumers ‘where they are at without judgment’. Hot 100 2023 - Who are this year’s "Architects  of Change"?As usual, last year’s Top 10 reflects the broad spectrum of roles that shape the waste resources sector, from politicians to campaigners, from innovators to brilliant thinkers and practitioners.

So, who will take this year’s commendation? To cast your vote, visit the Hot 100 site and tell us how your candidate is setting an blueprint for a wasteless world. If more than one person caught your eye this year, then you can vote for them as well.

The poll will run until midnight on 6 February 2023, with the results published in the Spring edition of Resource magazine and here on, with a countdown via our social media channels (Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook).

Who do you think rates highest for inspiration? Who will prove unbeatable on innovation? Who has used their influence for good, and who has fought for improvement? We are excited to see who you choose.

Cast your vote now.