Winners of Repak Recycling Awards 2012

Arvato Hightech beat off tough competition to scoop the overall Best Member Award, at the 2012 Repak Recycling Awards. Arvato was recognised for its commitment to reducing packaging waste through its pioneering ‘Project Icarus’ initiative which aimed to reduce packaging by 20%.

Eircom Group won Best Prevention Initiative for the reduction in its branded Meteor box and reduction in the group’s back door waste of 71% in 2011. Thorntons Recycling was commended for recycling over 20,000 tonnes of packaging in 2011,

Ryans SuperValu in Glanmire was recognised for its consistent recycling performance, increasing year on year recycling rates by 8% – from 75% to 85% in 2011

In total 12 awards were presented. The winners were:

* Repak Best Member (sponsored by Arthur Cox) – arvato Hightech EMEA

* Repak Best Packaging Prevention Initiative (sponsored by EPA Be green program) – eircom Group (Meteor)

* Repak Best Primary Schools (supported by An Taisce) – Scoil Ghobhnatan, Mallow, Co Cork

* Repak Best Secondary Schools (supported by An Taisce) – St. Mac Dara’s Community College, Templeogue, Dublin

* Repak Best Practice in Retail – Independent Retailer – Ryans SuperValu, Glanmire, Co Cork

* Repak Best WEEE Participating Local Authority -Galway County Council

* Repak Best WEEE Corporate Collection Event – Apple

* Repak Best Practice Hospitality (Sponsored by REHAB Glassco) – The River Lee Hotel, Cork

* Repak Recovery Operator of the Year – Large Company (Sponsored by KPMG)  – ThorntonsRecycling

* Repak Recovery Operator of the Year – Small to Medium Company (Sponsored by CIWM) – Dillon Waste & Recycling

* Repak Civic Amenity/Recycling Centre of the Year (Sponsored by REHAB Glassco) – Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Ballyogan Recycling Park

* Repak Kerbside Collection Service of the Year Award 2012 (sponsored by Tetra Pak) – CleanIrelandRecycling.

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