Calling all Environmental Champions in Wicklow

Repak has announced that the 2022 Pakman Awards will close for entries in just over three weeks’ time, on Friday 23 September. Now in its eighth year, Ireland’s National Environmental Awards recognises excellence in recycling and waste management across organisations, businesses, community groups and individuals in Ireland.  

Over the last eight years, the Pakman Awards has recognised individual environmental champions, rewarding sustainability leaders including two previous winners from Wicklow – including Tinahely Community Area Projects Ltd and A Plus Service Centre. In 2022, there will be 10 Pakman Award categories, including Community Recycling Initiative, Waste Prevention Award and Business Recycling Champion as well as the Overall Pakman Award.  

In 2021, Tinahely Community Area Projects Ltd won the Environmental Education and Awareness Initiative despite the difficulties they faced while navigating through a global pandemic. Tinahely Community Area Projects Ltd was recognised for implementing excellent waste management, and recycling practices and we are looking forward to highlighting the sustainability efforts of others at this year’s awards. 

Category entrants are invited to submit examples of their environmental efforts from the past year, with details of all categories available on The winners will be announced at this year’s Pakman Awards, which will be held on the 28 October 2022 in The Marker Hotel, Dublin. 


Commenting on the 2022 Pakman Awards, Séamus Clancy, CEO of Repak said:  

“Several businesses, individuals and community groups from Wicklow were recognised for their inspiring sustainability efforts including Tinahely Community Area Projects Ltd and A Plus Service Centre.  

The Pakman Awards offer not only businesses and organisations but community groups and individuals the opportunity to showcase their best practices and innovation in recycling and waste management.   

We would like to encourage all organisations, businesses, community groups and individuals in Wicklow to enter this year’s awards and inspire others to follow their lead in doing all they can to protect the environment. The efforts of all those previously recognised at the Pakman Awards as well as this year’s entrants are critical to ensuring Ireland continues its journey to becoming a more sustainable nation.’’ 

The Pakman Awards, recognised as one of the most prestigious accolades that an organisation, community group or individual can win in Ireland’s environmental sector, is FREE to enter, and previous winners demonstrate that small organisations and individuals are just as likely to scoop an award as larger companies.

Entries to the 2022 Pakman Awards close on Friday, 23 September. More information about the Pakman Awards is available at Pakman Awards on Facebook, @PakmanAwards on Twitter and  

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