National environmental awards to close for entries in three weeks

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Repak has announced that the 2022 Pakman Awards will close for entries in just over three weeks, on Friday 23 September.

Now in its eighth year, the environmental awards recognises excellence in recycling and waste management across organisations, businesses, community groups and individuals in Ireland.

Over the last eight years, the awards have recognised individual environmental champions, rewarding sustainability leaders including two previous winners from Galway – Ballinasloe Tyre Centre and Aran Islands Co-Op Recycling Project.

In 2022, there will be 10 Pakman Award categories, including Community Recycling Initiative, Waste Prevention Award and Business Recycling Champion as well as the Overall Pakman Award.

In 2019 Aran Islands Co-Op Recycling Project, won the Overall Pakman Award and the Community Recycling Initiative of the Year, while Ballinasloe Tyre Centre won the Tyre Champion 2018.

The winners will be announced at this year’s Pakman Awards, which will be held on the 28 October 2022 in The Marker Hotel, Dublin.

Commenting on the 2022 Pakman Awards, Séamus Clancy, CEO of Repak said that several businesses, individuals and community groups from Galway were recognised for their inspiring sustainability efforts including Ballinasloe Tyre Centre and Aran Islands Co-Op Recycling Project.

“The Pakman Awards offer not only businesses and organisations but community groups and individuals the opportunity to showcase their best practices and innovation in recycling and waste management,” he said.

“We would like to encourage all organisations, businesses, community groups and individuals in Galway to enter this year’s awards and inspire others to follow their lead in doing all they can to protect the environment.

“The efforts of all those previously recognised at the Pakman Awards as well as this year’s entrants are critical to ensuring Ireland continues its journey to becoming a more sustainable nation.’’

The Pakman Awards is FREE to ente and previous winners demonstrate that small organisations and individuals are just as likely to scoop an award as larger companies.

Entries to the 2022 Pakman Awards close on Friday, 23 September. More information about the Pakman Awards is available at Pakman Awards on Facebook, @PakmanAwards on Twitter and