Repak announces 2017 Pakman Awards nominations shortlist
Fresh from its 20th anniversary celebrations, Repak has announced the nominees shortlist for the third annual Pakman Awards, which will take place on Thursday, 26 October at Dublin's Intercontinental Hotel.
22 September 2017 | 0
Aldi Stores Ireland Limited, Clean Ireland Recycling, DAA, Sligo University Hospital and Tipperary County Council and many more have made the shortlist of nominees for the third annual Pakman Awards, powered by Repak.
The Pakman Award, which is the overall winner’s prize, will be presented on the night at Dublin’s Intercontinental Hotel on Thursday, 26 October. This award is applicable to each winner from the 13 categories and will be judged based on the outstanding contribution made through environmental and sustainability efforts.
The Pakman Award is one of the highest accolades any organisation, company, community group or individual in Ireland can achieve for their environmental and sustainability efforts. For a full list of categories see the list provided.
This year is the inaugural year of the ‘Innovation in Waste Management’ award judged by Dragon’s Den star and entrepreneur, Chanelle McCoy. McCoy’s extensive experience made her an esteemed choice to judge the new category in which this year’s finalists are Body & Soul Event Creations, Conscious Cup Campaign and Waste Matters Ireland.
Commenting on the nominations announcement was CEO of Repak, Séamus Clancy. “The Pakman Awards are going from strength to strength,” he said, “and this year received the highest number of entries yet. We are thrilled to see businesses, community groups and individuals from all over Ireland putting innovative and inspiring waste management practices into place and are proud to showcase these excellent initiatives on a broader scale.
“The awards promise to be a wonderful night, particularly given that Repak is celebrating 20 years of packaging recycling success this year. Repak members alongside the public and other advocates of recycling have made a real difference, placing Ireland as one of Europe’s top performers for packaging recycling. On behalf of our sponsors, we look forward to welcoming all finalists to the awards on 26 October.”