Best Reuse and Waste Prevention Project Award

The waste hierarchy provides a priority order for the sustainable management of waste and resources for optimum environmental outcomes. Organisations whether public, private or community sector are expected to apply this hierarchy wherever practicable.

This award is open to all organisations who are able to demonstrate how a reuse and/or waste prevention project, initiative or business plan was initiated, developed, managed, resourced and implemented. The entry must explain the positive impacts of the implementation whether this be, social, economic or environmental.

Award entries must:

  • Provide an overview of their entry – the type of project/initiative it was, how it was implemented, who was it aimed at? (max 100 words)
  • Give details of the reuse/waste prevention project, initiative or plan in their organisation or business. (max 500 words)
  • Detail activities designed to promote reuse/waste prevention within their organisation/business or in partnership with other organisations in the community, public or private sector. (max 250 words)
  • Demonstrate what awareness raising campaigns, encouragement programmes have taken place or are planned, and what evidence is there of real behaviour change? (max 250 words)
  • Explain what their organisation has done to actively divert waste away from processes or treatment technologies lower down the hierarchy such as energy recovery operations or disposal to landfill. Is there evidence of a reduction in the amount of waste generated and
  • sent to these others methods of waste and resource management? (max 250 words)
  • Explain the motivations for carrying out this project, initiative or plan. (max 200 words)
  • Demonstrate the positive impacts brought about by the implementation or this work, whether these be social, economic or environmental. (max 250 words)

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