Category finalists announced for prestigious 2021 Pakman Awards

Awards ceremony will take place on Friday, 29 October in The Shelbourne Hotel, in accordance with government guidelines.



12 October 2021 | 0

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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, 29 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.

New Pakman Awards Category

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.

“The Pakman Award are always evolving, and our categories honour the great work of individuals, communities and organisations across the country,” said Repak CEO, Séamus Clancy.

“Despite difficult conditions over the last 18 months,” he added, “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,” Clancy said.

The finalists for the 2021 Pakman Awards are:

Battery and WEEE Champion

Aldi Ireland


DID Electrical


Business Recycling Champion

Nestlé Ireland

Ryans Cleaning Waste and Recycling

Tesco Ireland


Community Recycling Initiative of the Year

IRD Duhallow Furniture REVAMP

Longford County Council

Sarsfields GAA Newbridge


Environmental Education and Awareness Initiative

Clean Coasts

Swords Tidy Towns

Tinahely Community Area Projects Ltd


Innovation in Waste Resource Products or Service

Harp Renewables

Integrated Materials Solutions

Thorn Environmental Ltd


Online Green Packaging Award



Pestle & Mortar  


Plastic Pledge Award

ABP Food Group

Aldi Ireland

Britvic Ireland

Coca-Cola HBC Ireland & Northern Ireland

Danone Ireland

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard

Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland

Mannok Pack Ltd

NPP Group Ltd

Tesco Ireland


Tyre Champion

Ulster Tyres

Universal Honda Limited

Volkswagen Group Ireland


Waste Prevention Business Award

Good Fish Processing


Tesco Ireland


Waste Recovery Operator of the Year – Commercial and Household

Bord na Móna Recycling

Clean Ireland Ltd

Thorntons Recycling


Waste Recycling and Recovery Facility of the Year

Bord na Móna Recycling

Irish Packaging Recycling

Quality Recycling

Thorntons Recycling



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