Friday deadline for awards recognising excellence in sustainability
Repak has announced that entries to the 2021 Pakman Awards will close on Friday, August 27. Now in its 7th year, the national environmental awards honour individuals, businesses, community groups and organisations across Ireland who have demonstrated excellence in waste management and recycling practices over the last 2 years.
The Pakman Awards are free to enter, and small organisations or an individual are just as likely to win an award as large multinationals, as demonstrated in our list of previous winners. For more information, visit www.pakman.ie.
Over the past six years, the Pakman Awards has recognised recycling excellence and innovation in waste management. The awards reward leaders within Ireland’s environmental sector, including a previous finalist from Tipperary – Ryans Cleaners. The 2020 Pakman Awards, like all businesses, was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, category entrants are invited to submit examples of their environmental efforts from the past two years, rather than 12 months.
This year will also see the launch of a brand-new category:
The Online Green Packaging Award. This year sees the introduction of a new category, the Online Green Packaging Award. This Award is open to producers and retailers of e-commerce packaging, recognising innovation in sustainable packaging with an emphasis on reduce, reuse, and recycle. The significant increase in online shopping as a result of Covid-19 restrictions has given online sellers an opportunity to produce eco-friendly sustainable packaging that demonstrates CO2 reduction impacts across the supply chain.
Séamus Clancy, CEO of Repak said: "Over the past six years, we have seen several businesses and community groups from the south of Ireland recognised for their sustainability efforts. In 2019, Ryans Cleaners was a finalist in the Business Recycling Champion category. Despite difficult conditions, most businesses and organisations have continued to implement exemplary waste management, sustainability, and recycling practices and we want to highlight these efforts. A Pakman Award is one of the highest environmental accolades any organisation can win, and the perfect way to demonstrate and publicise your organisations’ sustainability achievements. From recycling practices to waste collection operators, there is a category for everyone committed to protecting the environment for future generations."
The 2021 Pakman Awards, powered by Repak, are proudly sponsored by The Department of Environment, Climate & Communications, the Environmental Protection Agency, Arthur Cox, the Irish Waste Management Association, Enviroguide, WEEE Ireland, Repak ELT, AMCS and European Recycling Platform.
Entries close for the 2021 Pakman Awards on Friday, August 27. More information can also be found on Pakman Awards on Facebook and @PakmanAwards on Twitter and www.pakman.ie.