Environmental awards to recognise individuals for first time

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2019 Pakman Awards winners, Athchursail Árann (Aran Islands Co-op Recycling Project)

The 2023 Repak Pakman Awards will close for entries in just under three weeks’ time on 31 August 2023, with a new category being introduced to recognise individuals for the first time.

In its ninth year, the country’s environmental awards celebrate excellence in recycling and waste management across organisations, businesses, and community groups.

The Pakman awards are widely recognised as one of the most prestigious accolades in the environmental sector for those who show a commitment to sustainability.

Previous winners from Galway include Ballinasloe Tyre Centre and Aran Islands Co-Op Recycling Project.

A total of 12 categories will be awarded this year, including the new ESG Leader category recognising individuals, the Community Recycling Initiative Award, the Plastic Pledge Award, and the Business Recycling Champion Award.

Entrants are invited to submit examples of their environmental efforts from the past twelve months, with details of all categories available at https://pakmanawards.repak.ie/.

Winners will be announced at this year’s award ceremony, which will be held on the 26 October 2023 at The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin

Séamus Clancy, CEO of Repak said that the introduction of the ESG Leader category in the Pakman Awards allows individual people within their 3,400 membership group to showcase their efforts.

“The ESG category acknowledges and emphasises the importance of environmental sustainability, social responsibility and effective governance in waste management practices,” he said.

“By recognising these aspects, The Pakman Awards aims to highlight the broader impact of recycling and waste management beyond environmental considerations.”