The company, also known as Carton Brothers, employs 650 people and produces Manor Farm chicken. Cartons have been working closely with Repak on a number of packaging saving innovations, and were also the winner of the Repak Best Packaging Prevention Initiative Award.
The Awards Adjudicators were very impressed with every aspect of their business. Their use of company data and statistics is superb. They have been working hard on saving packaging at source for many years. They are continually searching for new solutions to provide the best packaging for their customers in an environmentally friendly way. They work very closely with Repak, as well as other projects under the Origin Green and Enterprise Ireland banners.
Repak Member of the Year Award sponsored by Arthur Cox
Repak Best Packaging Prevention Initiative 2014 sponsored by the EPA
Manor Farm reduced their packaging by 237 tonnes in 2013 which also led to significant financial savings. Reuse projects also saved over 819 tonnes of packaging waste material and they now have one of the most modern processing facilities in Europe producing up to 600,000 chickens per week.
Repak Sustainable Packaging Award sponsored by AIB
Down 2 Earth Materials
Since developing Down2Earth Materials (D2E) in 2009 to supply the Irish food market with compostable foodservice packaging, D2E has evolved into an award-winning, fully functioning department within parent company Southern Tapes & Packaging (STP) and now offer Ireland’s largest range of fully compostable packaging and add-on services to over 250 food businesses in Ireland.
Repak Best Practice Award 2014– Hospitality Sector sponsored by Rehab Glassco
Buswells Hotel, in operation since 1882, have shown a commitment to on-site waste management, driven by a strong sense amongst the staff of their need to reduce the hotel’s environmental impact. All avenues of waste management are being explored on an on-going basis and if an idea works, it is embraced into the company culture.
Kerbside Collection Service of the Year Award sponsored by Tetra Pak
Clean Ireland Recycling
Clean Ireland, a family run business located in Cree, Co. Clare, have over 20 years in the waste management industry and have a large kerbside customer basis of 30,000 households. They have a 6 bin collection system which consists of residual bin, mixed dry recyclables, food waste, glass, grass and clothes and accept an extended range of materials in the mixed dry recyclables bin.
Repak Recovery Operator Of The Year 2014 – Small to Medium Company sponsored by CIWM
Leinster Environmentals was established in 2003, and operates from its facility near Dundalk, Co. Louth and recycled more than 15,000 tonnes of waste plastic materials during 2013, the majority consisting of post-consumer and industrial waste plastic packaging. Leinster Environmentals deals with many materials that are considered difficult to recycle, such as hard plastics and plastic film, and adds value to the material, turning it into a positive valued commodity.
Repak Recovery Operator Of The Year 2014 – Large Company sponsored by Repak
Irish Packaging Recycling Ltd.
Irish Packaging Recycling Ltd. was established in September 2007 when the parent company Panda Waste Services acquired Smurfit Recycling and re-branded the business as Irish Packaging Recycling. Irish Packaging Recycling has grown to be the largest commercial recyclables exporter out of Ireland. IPR expanded dramatically in the intervening years and now handles the bulk of all recyclable materials leaving the country.
The operation consists of collecting, sorting, baling and shipping the recovered commodity materials and selling them on the international markets. IPR also acts as a broker for recyclables from third parties. IPR has its own office and staff in China and is the only operator in Ireland with an AQSIQ export licence for access directly into the Chinese markets, eliminating the need for a broker.
In 2013 IPR processed 220,000 tonnes of material.
Repak Civic Amenity/Recycling Centre of the Year 2014 sponsored by Rehab Glassco
Kilkenny County Council – Dunmore Recycling and Waste Disposal Centre
The Dunmore Recycling and Waste Disposal Centre, located in a convenient location outside Kilkenny City, is owned and managed by Kilkenny County Council. The site serves Kilkenny City and the surrounding areas to a population of over 95,000 – last year they had over 33,000 users visiting the centre with 3,260 tonnes of material accepted at the centre.
Every Can Counts Champion’s Award sponsored by Alu Pro Ireland
Limerick City & County
Limerick City & County Council arranged for Every Can Counts bins to be located in the Quays central shopping arcade in Limerick city and at 7 locations associated with collections at Childers Road Community Centre alone including the crèche, adjacent school, canteen, and youth centre as well as Bruff Tidy Towns, Knockainey NS and TT, Castlelyons/Bridesbridge TT, Elton TT Kilmallock among others.