Panda’s ‘Irish Packaging Recycling’ facility was recently awarded the top accolade at the Pakman Awards 2021, the ‘Overall Pakman Award’, for its efforts in helping Ireland meet its recycling targets set by the EU and a second award for ‘Waste Recycling & Recovery Facility of the Year’!
We are honoured to receive these awards, as the Pakman Awards are the top National Environmental awards that recognise excellence in recycling and waste management among businesses, organisations, community groups and individuals in Ireland.
The Pakman Awards ceremony, saw representatives from leading organisations and community groups come together, to recognise achievements in recycling and waste management over the last two years. All eleven category winners on the night were automatically put forward for the overall Pakman Award, which we, Panda’s IPR, won.
Speaking at the Awards, Minister of State for Public Procurement and eGovernment, Ossian Smyth TD said: ‘The Pakman Awards is a magnificent opportunity to recognise organisations across the waste and other business sectors who have taken the initiative to play their part in developing Ireland’s circular economy. I congratulate each of the winners and all those who entered the 2021 awards.’
Speaking at the Awards, Séamus Clancy, CEO of Repak said: ‘The Pakman Awards acknowledge our environmental champions nationwide that excel in prevention, recycling, reuse, reduction, biodiversity, innovation and education in all aspects of our everyday lives.
It is a wonderful collaboration of all stakeholders, whose collective endeavours to protect our environment, provide a platform where all aspects of recycling and excellence in waste management are recognised . There have been many fantastic projects and initiatives nationwide that excel in prevention, recycling, reuse, reduction, biodiversity, innovation and education. These inspiring projects set a benchmark for others to follow’.
The Pakman Awards also give us an opportunity to create awareness of how we can improve our recycling habits and contribute towards reaching future EU recycling targets. The finalist and winners show that Ireland is on the right pathway for many of the challenging targets set by the Circular Economy Package.
I would like to congratulate all the winners and nominees for their work and extend a special congratulations to IPR, as the winner of the Overall Pakman Award 2021’.