Our 2019 Pakman Award Winning Entries:


Athchursail Árann: Community Recycling Initiative & Overall Pakman Winner

Castletroy College: Battery Champion Category Winner

Raidió Teilifís Éireann: Business Recycling Champion Category Winner

BuJo: Food Waste Management Category Winner

Dillon Waste: Green Transport of the Year Category Winner

University College Cork: Innovation In Waste Resource Products Or Service Category Winner

Coca Cola HBC Ireland & Northern Ireland: Plastic Pledge Member of the Year Category Winner

A Plus Service Centre: Tyre Champion Category Winner

Hotel Doolin: Waste Prevention Business Award Winner

Recycle IT: WEEE Champion Category Winner

Castletroy College: Environmental Education and Awareness Initiative category


Notes for 2021 Entries

  • The Pakman Awards are free to enter and you can enter as many categories as you like.
  • Please tailor your entry to the specific category’s criteria, which are listed under each category in the ‘Enter the Awards’ section. Ensure that you address each of the key points that the judges are looking for equally.
  • Your entry submission must include details on the period from January 2019 to June 2021, with any projects completed during this timeframe.
  • All entries for The Pakman Awards 2021 must be submitted using the online system. Please note that the online system for 2021 entries is not yet open. 
  • All sections must be completed for your entry to be accepted and each entry must be submitted separately.
  • Please submit a document of no more than 4 x A4 pages, and ensure you use this space as creatively as possible. You can use written copy, charts, graphs, tables, images etc.
  • Your submission must include a 50 word summary of your entry, including the main points and key results. Please note that we will include this summary in the awards script if you are shortlisted.
  • You must also include one high quality jpeg of your company logo which will represent your entry in the Awards’ AV presentation.
  • Please note that the judges will not be influenced by the size of the firm that enters – small firms are just as likely to win as large multinationals.

Athchursail Árann – Winner of the Overall Pakman Award 2019 


2019 Overall Pakman Award Winner: Aran Islands Co-op Recycling Project (Athchursail Árann)
Pictured from left to right: Séamus Clancy, CEO of Repak, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, TD, Clodagh Ní Ghoill Uí Mhaoilain, Gerry Mullin, Cathy Ní Ghoill, Daniel O’Connell, Breda O’Donnell, and Lena O’Connell from the Aran Islands Co-op Recycling Project (Athchursail Árann),  Eamon O’Cuiv, TD, and Tony Keohane, Chairperson of Repak.

The Overall Pakman Award

The Pakman Awards are divided into 14 categories. The winners from each category are all eligible for the overall Pakman Award, which is one of the highest environmental accolades any organisation, business, community group or individual in Ireland can achieve.

A panel of judges will select the winner of ‘The National Award for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management’, recognising an outstanding contribution, based on the following criteria:

  • An exceptional submission in terms of presentation, measurable impact and overall buy-in from the staff of the business, organisation, community group or individuals that are represented by the submission.
  • The submission will highlight the sustainable impact of the initiative across all areas of recycling. How materials, energy, water and biodiversity are managed to reduce and minimise the impact on the environment.
  • The submission demonstrates that the business, organisation, community group or individuals are committed to demonstrating excellence in waste management and recycling as a strategic / key objective into the future.

For any queries regarding the application procedure, you may contact [email protected] or 01 4670190

Best of luck and we look forward to receiving your entry in 2021!