What are the Pakman Awards?
The Pakman Awards are Ireland's Top National Environmental Awards that recognise excellence in recycling and waste management among businesses, organisations, community groups and individuals in Ireland. Now all organisations who demonstrate their sustainability and environmental efforts may enter.
The Pakman Awards are divided into 12 categories ranging from Community Recycling Initiatives, Innovation in Waste Resource Products or Services to Business Recycling Champions and Waste Prevention Awards. View our full list of categories here.
How to enter
The awards are FREE to enter and, on behalf of our sponsors, we welcome entries from both small and large organisations, businesses, community groups and individuals all over Ireland.
Entries to the relevant category may be submitted through our online submissions portal. Examples of previous shortlisted category entrants are also available on the site for reference. Entry to the 7th Annual Pakman Awards will open are now open until the end of August 2021.
Covid 19 impact
Unfortunately, due to the impact of Covid-19 on businesses in Ireland, we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Awards. We did however, go ahead with the Plastic Pledge Award Category.
The 2020 Plastic Pledge Award was streamed live from Croke Park on 9 December, 2020, with special guest Mr Eamon Ryan TD, Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications and Minister for Transport and were hosted by Anna Geary. The winner of the 2020 Plastic Pledge category was Aldi.
Watch the highlights of the 2020 virtual ceremony below or click on the button to find out more about the 2020 Pakman Plastic Pledge Award winners.