Ireland’s National Environmental Awards, The Pakman Awards has announced the businesses, organisations, community groups and individuals shortlisted in its eleven categories. Amongst those shortlisted this year are Repak members Aldi Ireland, Danone Ireland, Tesco Ireland, Bord na Móna Recycling and NPP Group Ltd, as well as community projects by Tinahely Community Area Projects Ltd and initiatives such as IRD Duhallow Furniture REVAMP.
Now in its seventh year, the National Environmental Awards honour companies, individuals, and community initiatives who demonstrate excellence in recycling and waste management. The winners of each Pakman Awards category will be announced at this year’s awards ceremony which takes place on Friday, 29th October in The Shelbourne Hotel, in accordance with government guidelines.
Each category winner is eligible to win the Overall Pakman Award, which celebrates outstanding achievements in recycling and waste management over the last two years.
Finalists this year include Volkswagen Group Ireland (Tyre Champion), RTÉ (Waste Prevention Business Award), Clean Coasts (Environmental Education and Awareness Initiative), Thorntons Recycling (Waste Recovery Operator of the Year – Commercial and Household) and DID Electrical (Battery and WEEE Champion).
Winning a Pakman Award is the most prestigious accolade that can be won in Ireland’s environmental sector. From local community group efforts to improve recycling, to corporate schemes that prioritise prevention of waste and innovation in waste management, the Pakman Awards play an important role in highlighting and acknowledging these achievements.
A new category introduced to the 2021 awards programme is the Online Green Packaging Award. The finalists for the inaugural year of the category are Annie Pooh, Faerly and Pestle & Mortar. The award recognises a producer or retailer of e-commerce packaging that has been innovative in producing sustainable packaging, with an emphasis on reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Commenting on the 2021 Pakman Awards finalists announcement, Repak CEO, Séamus Clancy said: “I am delighted to announce the category finalists of the 2021 Pakman Awards, in a year that sees the return of a full programme after last year’s awards was impacted by Covid-19. The Pakman Award are always evolving, and our categories honour the great work of individuals, communities and organisations across the country.
Despite difficult conditions over the last 18 months, most businesses and organisations have continued to implement exemplary waste management, sustainability, and recycling practices and with both our existing and new categories, we want to highlight these efforts and celebrate their achievements.
The quality and innovation displayed in our entries for 2021 gives me confidence that we are making great strides to protect our environment and plan for a more sustainable future. We look forward to welcoming our finalists to the Pakman Awards evening on Friday, 29 October and hope they inspire others to take action too.”
The Pakman Awards Gala Dinner is on Friday, 29 October in The Shelbourne Hotel and we are now open for ticket bookings. Please contact Repak at 01-4670190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details on how ot book tickets.
The finalists for the 2021 Pakman Awards are:
Battery and WEEE Champion
Business Recycling Champion
Ryans Cleaning Waste and Recycling
Community Recycling Initiative of the Year
IRD Duhallow Furniture REVAMP
Longford County Council
Sarsfields GAA Newbridge
Environmental Education and Awareness Initiative
Clean Coasts and Irish Water - Think before you flush campaign
Swords Tidy Towns
Tinahely Community Area Projects Ltd
Innovation in Waste Resource Products or Service
Integrated Materials Solutions
Thorn Environmental Ltd
Online Green Packaging Award
Pestle & Mortar
Plastic Pledge Award
ABP Food Group
Coca-Cola HBC Ireland & Northern Ireland
Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard
Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland
Mannok Pack Ltd
NPP Group Ltd
Universal Honda Limited
Volkswagen Group Ireland
Waste Prevention Business Award
Good Fish Processing
Waste Recovery Operator of the Year – Commercial and Household
Bord na Móna Recycling
Clean Ireland Ltd
Waste Recycling and Recovery Facility of the Year
Bord na Móna Recycling
Irish Packaging Recycling
The 2021 Pakman Awards are proudly sponsored by AMCS, The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, Dublin Waste to Energy, Enviroguide Consulting, The Environmental Protection Agency, European Recycling Platform, Irish Waste Management Association, Repak ELT and WEEE Ireland.