Last chance to get entries in for Pakman Awards 2017
Pakman Awards 2017, powered by Repak, searches for Ireland’s recycling and waste management champions
18 August 2017
Nominations for the third annual Pakman Awards are due to close just weeks from now on Thursday, 31 August. The awards, which celebrate excellence in waste management and recycling, will be held on 26 October 2017 in the Intercontinental Hotel, Dublin 4 with RTE correspondent Claire Byrne taking the role of master of ceremonies. Over 400 guests will attend on the night.
Any Irish business, organisation or community group is eligible to enter and submissions will be judged on excellence in waste management practices from January 2016 to January 2017. Previous winners of Pakman Awards include University College Cork, Aldi, Allied Irish Bank, Raidió Teilifís Éireann, The Sandymount Hotel, Sligo Country Council, Lidl, Meade Potato Company, Recreate Ireland and Rehab Glassco.
Not only will this year’s ceremony mark the third year of the awards, it is also the first year of a brand-new category, ‘Innovation in Waste Management’. The winner of this inaugural award will be chosen by a panel led by businesswoman and Dragon’s Den dragon, Lady Chanelle McCoy.
CEO of Repak, Seamus Clancy is positive about the success of the awards to date. “The growth and increased success of these awards year on year is a testament to how far we’ve come as a nation in our strong recycling practices,” he said.
Last year’s winner of the Overall Pakman Award, Jeni Meade of Meade Potato Company, said that by operating primarily through private label channels, “achieving greater public exposure for our brand by demonstrating our environmental credentials was brilliant”.
The 2017 Pakman Awards are proudly sponsored by The Department of Communications, Climate Actions and Environment, The Environmental Protection Agency, The Irish Waste Management Association, WEEE Ireland, The European Recycling Platform, AMCS Resource Technology, Arthur Cox and Repak.
To enter the Pakman Awards 2017, visit www.pakman.ie. The deadline for nominations for the Pakman Awards 2017 is midnight on 31 August 2017.