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2018 Pakman Award Winner

Clean Ireland, Overall Winners of the Pakman Award at the 2018 Pakman Awards.
L to R: Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Canney TD, Brian Lyons, Michelle Nagle, Diarmuid O’Donnell from Clean Ireland Recycling, Séamus Clancy, CEO of Repak and Tony Keohane, Chairman
of Repak.

Clean Ireland Recycling Win Overall 2018 Pakman Award

Clean Ireland Recycling was named the Overall Winner at the 4th annual Pakman Awards, recognising excellence in waste management and recycling. The awards saw 400 delegates from leading businesses, organisations and community groups come together at a gala dinner at the InterContinental Hotel. Leading the congratulations was Seán Canney TD, Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources.

Pakman Winners 2018

KMK Metals Recycling Ltd, Winners of The Battery Champion Award. Sponsored by European Recycling Platform.
L to R: Martin Tobin, CEO of the European Recycling Platform (ERP), Michael Flanagan, KMK Metals Recycling and Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Canney TD.

The Battery Champion Award

With 39 years’ experience in the recycling business, KMK Metals Recycling Ltd. have grown and developed to become Ireland’s industry leader in metal, waste electrical & electronic equipment (WEEE) and battery recovery and recycling. In their role as a super contractor to WEEE Ireland and the preferred WEEE recycler of Irelands leading waste management companies, KMK recycles over 70% of Irelands WEEE volumes each year and offers specialist solutions in B2B (commercial and professional) e-waste management.

The Bring Centre of the Year Award

Mc Elvaney&s Waste & Recycling is a family-run business established in 1985. The recycling centre at Scotch Corner, Co Monaghan operates to strict Quality and Environmental standards based on ISO 9001 & 14001. Environmental and Social responsibility are core values of the business. Conveniently located and easily accessible to the towns of Monaghan, Castleblayney & Ballybay, the site is open six days a week from 9.00am – 5.30pm Mon – Fri and 9.00am to 1.00pm Sat, through lunchtime, to maximize its accessibility. Recycling rates have seen an increase in double digits during the period.

McElvaney’s Waste & Recycling, Winners of the Bring Centre of the Year Award. Sponsored by Irish Waste Management Association (IWMA).
L to R: Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Canney TD, Emmet McElvaney from McElvaney’s Waste and Recycling and Anthony Mulleady, Chairperson of the Irish Waste Management Association.

Abbott Healthcare, Business Recycling Champion. Sponsored by Repak.
L to R: Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Canney TD, Eimear Fitzsimons, Antoin Callaghan, Fiona McLoughlin, Sarah Fay from Abbott Healthcare and CEO of Repak, Séamus Clancy.

Business Recycling Champion

At Abbott is committed to safeguarding a healthy environment for everyone by reducing the waste impacts of its business. Its 6 manufacturing sites delivered innovative, impactful waste management programmes in 2017/18 and its waste management initiatives aim to protect the planet while improving efficiency, sustainability and reducing costs.

Community Recycling Project of the Year

FoodCloud & FoodCloud Hubs is a social enterprise set up with the aim of addressing the problems of food waste and food poverty and bringing communities together through shared food. We connect businesses with surplus food to charities that can use the food. We believe in always feeding bellies and not bins. We provide the opportunity for businesses and charities to work together to solve the social and environmental problems associated with food waste and food poverty.

FoodCloud & FoodCloud Hubs, Winners of the Community Recycling Project of the Year. Sponsored by Enviroguide Consulting.
L to R: Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Canney TD, Darragh Doyle and John Pakenham from FoodcCloud and FoodCloud Hubs and Gillian Free, Environmental Consultant at Enviroguide Consulting.

Circular Ocean – Macroom E, Winners of the Environmental Education and Awareness Initiative Award. Sponsored by CIWM.
L to R: Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Canney TD, Louis Duffy, Katherine Corkery, Julie Crowley and John O’Regan from Circular Ocean – Macroom E and Chris Murphy,
DCE of CIWM.

Environmental Education and Awareness Initiative Award

Macroom E (a wholly owned subsidiary of Cork County Council) is the sole Irish partner of the award-winning transnational Circular Ocean project. Funded under the ERDF Interreg VB Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, Circular Ocean’s communications strategy strives to heighten awareness of the detrimental environmental impacts of the end of life fishing nets and rope while inspiring communities to divert waste fishing gear materials from our oceans and landfills for reuse, recycling and new products. Research includes potential applications in areas such as 3D printing and construction.

Food Waste Management Award

At Tesco, they have no time for waste. As a retailer that’s passionate about selling quality foods, they care about food from farm to fork. The company’s food waste management strategy adheres to the principles of the food waste hierarchy – prevention, re-use, recycling, recovery and disposal. The strategy focuses on minimising food waste in their business in the first instance, maximising the donation of any suitable unsold surplus foods to those in need through an innovative partnership with Irish social enterprise FoodCloud and finally, ensuring any remaining food waste is segregated.

Tesco Ireland, Winners of the Food Waste Management Award. Sponsored by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.
L to R: Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Canney TD, Aoife Donohue from Tesco Ireland and Matt Collins, Assistant Secretary at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment.

McCulla (Ireland) Ltd, Winners of the Green Transport of the Year Award. Sponsored by AMCS.
L to R: Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Canney TD, Andrew Simpson, Ashley McCulla from McCulla Ireland Ltd and Conor Dowd, Head of Sales and Recycling
at AMCS.

Green Transport of the Year Award

McCulla (Ireland) Ltd is one of the UK & Ireland’s leading temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics companies, serving the UK, all of Ireland and the rest of continental Europe. The Company is proud to be heavily involved in implementing numerous environmentally-beneficial processes and facilities, including investment in renewable energy sources, an efficient fleet, driver training initiatives, and many other activities. In particular, McCulla believes it is the only company in the UK and Ireland to have a totally carbon-neutral cold sore.

Innovation in Waste Management Award

Ennis-based cup manufacturer CupPrint is the first paper cup manufacturer in the world to license the ground-breaking EarthCoating® technology and start producing fully recyclable paper cups under the reCUP™ brand. This has the potential to divert thousands of tonnes of paper cups waste from landfill and many operators in Ireland are already using reCUP™, responding to customer pressure for sustainable alternatives. CupPrint anticipated this demand more than two years ago and made a significant investment in new technology, new production facilities and doubled production capacity in 2018.

CupPrint, Winners of the Innovation in Waste Management Award. Sponsored by Repak.
L to R: Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Canney TD, Terry Fox, Fearghal Carroll from CupPrint and Chanelle, Lady McCoy.

Allied Irish Banks, Winners of the Professional Services Award. Sponsored by Arthur Cox.
L to R: Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Canney TD, Karen Coyle, Maria Capdevila from AIB and Jacinta Conway, Associate at Arthur Cox.

Professional Services Award

AIB is a financial services group operating predominantly in the Republic of Ireland. We provide a range of services to retail, business and corporate customers, and hold market-leading positions in key segments in Ireland. As a long established organisation, we recognise the need to be a leader in environmental sustainability, such as our presence touching every community in Ireland. A sustainable bank is technologically advanced, environmentally conscious and socially responsible.

WEEE Champion

Joe Bonner had noticed illegal dumping and fly-tipping was at epidemic levels in county Meath. Not only was it an eyesore, but it was damaging to the environment. Following further investigation, Joe realised the nearest recycling facility was more than 20 miles away, and the price to hire a skip was unaffordable for many. There was a desperate need for a recycling facility in Ashbourne. With the help of PJ Spillane, Joe hosted the first ever ‘Community Recycling Day’ and 13 years later the events are growing from strength to strength

Joe Bonner, WEEE Champion. Sponsored by WEEE Ireland.
L to R: Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Canney TD, Joe Bonner and Lee O’Donovan, CEO of WEEE Ireland.

Ballinasloe Tyre Centre, Tyre Champion. Sponsored by Repak ELT.
L to R: Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Canney TD, Andrew Fox, Geraldine Fox, Thom Fox from Ballinsloe Tyres and Tony O’Sullivan, Programme Manager at Repak ELT.

Tyre Champion

It may be a small family run tyre outlet in the west of Ireland, it has always been Baillinasloe Tyre Centre’s goal to operate to the highest industry and business standards. Having previously worked in the retail trade, Thom Fox knew the importance of having a customer-focused business when setting up his tyre business 19 years ago.

Winners of the Waste Recovery Operator of the Year – Commercial Award.

One of the largest waste management service providers in Irelands Mid-West; Clean Ireland Recycling has been servicing customers for over 25 years. The Company has grown to a multi-million-euro enterprise employing approximately 100 employees, operating two waste transfer facilities, and four customer service centres. The Company can boast being first in the sector to implement many innovations that have contributed to changing the face of the Irish Waste Management sector, leaving Clean Ireland Recycling standing a leader in its field.

Clean Ireland Recycling, Winners of the Waste Recovery Operator of the Year – Commercial Award. Sponsored by Irish Waste Management Association (IWMA).
L to R: Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Canney TD, Brian Lyons, Michelle Nagle, Diarmuid O’Donnell from Clean Ireland Recycling and Anthony Mulleady, Chairperson of the Irish Waste Management Association.

AES, Winners of the Waste Recovery Operator of the Year – Household Award. Sponsored by Irish Waste Management Association (IWMA).
L to R: Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Canney TD, Robert Murphy, Terri Devlin, Julie Kenny, Paul Curtis from AES and Anthony Mulleady, Chairperson of the Irish Waste Management Association.

Winners of the Waste Recovery Operator of the Year – Household Award.

AES is proud to enter the Waste Collector of the Year Household category, it prides itself on going the extra mile to meet customer needs and moving forward with investment in plant, people and fleet and innovations including paperless customer engagement. Customer support and education is a key part of AES’s engagement with their Household and Commercial customer base and this will continue in a proactive manner going forward. The commitment of the AES’s teams to serve customers in the recent weather events and to keep in touch with customers is a key part of how AES perform.

Winners of the Waste Prevention Business Award.

Sligo University Hospital (SUH) are passionate about driving waste reduction, waste prevention and implementing real change to promote and support sustainability. SUH Green Campus Committee has successfully undertaken wide-reaching waste reduction initiatives, including the reduction of single-use cups and take-out boxes, promoting the reuse of bulk catering containers and driving lean management across clinical/ non-clinical areas to reduce waste. These initiatives were underpinned in ongoing awareness and education programmes resulting in significant waste reduction and cost savings.

Sligo University Hospital, Winners of the Waste Prevention Business Award. Sponsored by EPA.
L to R: Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Canney TD, Domhnall McLoughlin, Patricia Lee, Gary Streete, Fergal McGirl from Sligo University Hospital and Shane Colgan, Manager of the Resource Efficiency Unit at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Forge Hill Recycling Ltd, Winners of the Waste Recycling and Recovery Facility of the Year Award. Sponsored by Repak.
State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Canney TD, Sean Murphy, Lynn Morrissey, Brian Bruton from Forge Hill Recycling Ltd and Anthony Mulleady, Chairperson of the Irish Waste Management Association.

Winners of the Waste Recycling and Recovery Facility of the Year Award.

Forge Hill Recycling Ltd. (FHR) is a household and commercial waste recovery facility, accepting mixed dry recyclables and primarily servicing the South West Region. FHR houses 50 staff and is located in Forge Hill on the south side of Cork City. The FHR recycling and recovery facility processes annually a similar tonnage to the Brisbane City Council MRF -a facility that services an urban area of 2.5 M population. FHR is currently providing a vital connection from the southwest regional recyclables market to waste commodity markets internationally.