The Pakman Awards 2016
The Pakman Awards are a national awards programme that recognize excellence in waste management and recycling among businesses, organisations, community groups and individuals in Ireland. The overall awards are arranged by Repak with various categories sponsored by a range of Irish organisations which you will find listed here.
Whether you are a local recycler, tidy towns group just starting out or a large organisation recovering, processing or transporting waste materials you are encouraged to submit an entry.
In late summer 2016 Recycle IT submitted our first application to the Pakman Awards and we were delighted to be shortlisted. Then on October 27th 2016 we went one step further and were announced as winners of the overall award in the category, Environmental Education and Awareness Initiatives.
The award ceremony was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge Dublin 4 on the evening of October 27th. It was a fantastic event which promoted and rewarded the work of organisations large and small across Ireland.
As an organisation we were thrilled to receive our award from Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment. Mr Denis Naughten and CEO of Repak, Mr Seamus Clancy. (pictured above) We want to thank all those involved throughout the process for their efforts and support and especially our hard working collection and recycling teams.
About the Pakman Award
The Pakman Awards was launched in 2015 by Repak to replace the Repak Recycling Awards and allow more accessibility to the awards for all organisations who demonstrate their sustainability and environmental efforts. The inaugural Pakman marked a significant change in the direction for Repak whose awards were previously only open to its members and recovery operators. Now all organisations who can demonstrate their environmental waste management practices and efforts can enter.
Recycle IT is a not for profit social enterprise providing a collection and drop off service for all types of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). During 2015 Recycle IT offered drop off and collection services to 100,000 homes and businesses across Dublin and surrounding areas collecting a range of WEEE which includes thousands of computers, cables, monitors, microwaves and TV’s.
Recycle IT work with schools, residents associations, voluntary groups and charities across Dublin and the surrounding areas to support reuse and recycling initiatives including WEEE workshops, bring days, and community gardening using re-purposed waste.
Recycle IT services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT are supported by South Dublin County Council and authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authorities across Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow.
Visit our website for further details.
Please click here to learn more about all the Pakman Award Winners 2016.