The Awards will be presented on Tuesday, 5 November at a gala dinner, to be held at the Cardiff International Arena, alongside the annual LARAC (Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee) conference.
'Almost 140 submissions were received for last year's Awards, with an outstandingly high level of entry,' says Jane Rayner, editor 'Materials Recycling Week', which organises the annual event and is chairman of the judging panel. 'The judges made a point of commenting on how many projects showed great potential but were entered too early in their development. We urge all those who fall into this category to make sure that they enter again this year.'
The full list of categories and sponsors includes:
Best Local Authority Initiative - Severnside
Best Industry Recycling Initiative - Biffa
Best Partnership Project - Evolve (UK Paper)
Recycling Officer of the Year - Serviceteam
Best Waste Minimisation Project of the Year - Valpak
Recycling Target Success - Paperchain
Recycled Product of the Year - letsrecycle.com
Best Community Project of the Year - Shotton Paper
Best Information and Communications Campaign Environmental Services Association
Best Reprocessing Initiative Shanks
Closing date for entries is 20 September 2002
Entry forms for the National Recycling Awards are available here .
NRA JUDGES ANNOUNCED
A highly distinguished panel of judges will adjudicate this year's National Recycling Awards, to be presented at a gala evening on 5 November at the Cardiff International Arena. Drawn from across the industry, including local authorities, waste management and the community sector, the judging panel will be chaired by Jane Rayner, editor of Materials Recycling Week, the Awards organisers.
Members include David Burnikell, chairman of the Recycling Industries Alliance; Scott Keiller, environment and public affairs manager, Comet; Dave Kendall, director of Kendall Machinery; Chris Nixon, commercial manager, Linpac; Cathy O'Brien, IWM president 2001/2; Jennie Price, chief executive of WRAP; Duncan Wemyss, secretary of the MVDA and Janet Westmoreland, current chairman of LARAC.
The 2002 Awards, which showcase recycling best practice throughout the industry, have been expanded to include 10 different categories - from Best Local Authority Initiative to Best Information and Communications Campaign and Recycling Officer of the Year.
'In previous years there has been much to learn from the experience of others in how they have helped boost recycling in this country. Six months after last year's results were announced and it is clear that the Awards have also helped winners secure additional funding, both for existing and future projects,' says Jane Rayner.