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The Pakman Awards, powered by Repak are the premier national environmental and sustainability awards, that recognise excellence in recycling and waste management  among businesses, organisations, community groups and initiatives in Ireland.

The 2019 Pakman Awards were held at the Intercontinental Hotel on October 24th 2019 and the winner of the Overall Pakman Award for 2019 was Athchursail Árann. For full details of all our winners, please click here.

Sponsors of the 2019 Pakman Awards included the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the Environmental Protection Agency, Arthur Cox, the Irish Waste Management Association, Chartered Institute of Waste Management, Enviroguide, WEEE Ireland, Repak ELT, AMCS, European Recycling Platform, Ibec and Indaver.

Cancellation of the Pakman Awards 2020

The 2020 Pakman Awards were due to take place later this year, with entries opening in June. Unfortunately, due to the impact of Covid-19 on businesses, community groups and Repak Members, it does not seem appropriate to launch the awards at this time.

Repak, our stakeholders and sponsors, all agree that the focus for businesses this year will be getting back up and running after the Covid-19 lockdown, looking after staff and customers, and ensuring we all continue to stay safe in these challenging times.

We have therefore decided, regrettably, to cancel the 2020 Pakman Awards.  This is not a decision we have taken lightly as we are acutely aware of the role of the awards in recognising excellence in recycling and waste management nationwide.  We will extend the 2021 Pakman Awards to include this year’s timeframe so that anyone who had hoped to enter, can take part next year.

Please note that the Plastic Pledge Award category will remain open for entries in 2020 from members of the Repak Members’ Plastic Pledge. All other categories are closed.

We are very grateful for the tremendous support of our Members, Sponsors, Stakeholders, Entrants and Media partners over the past five years of the awards, and we look forward to celebrating our collective successes with you all again next year.

In the meantime, you can view our short 2019 Pakman Awards video, which highlights the stories of some of our 2019 entrants and previous winners.

Inspiration from Pakman Awards 2019
Inspiration from Pakman Awards 2019

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