Infinity Award Nominations Open Until 23 June 2017

Infinity Award Nominations Open Until 23 June 2017

Western Australia Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson

Nominations Open For Infinity Awards

Victor P Taffa

  • Recognition for innovative waste reduction and recycling initiatives

Western Australians working to reduce waste and promote re-use and recycling are encouraged to enter this year’s Infinity Awards.

“Infinity Awards have been recognising the champions of waste reduction and recycling in this State since 2010.” Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson said.

“Huge advancements have been made in waste management in Western Australia and the McGowan Government will continue to recognise that work in 2017.”

Nominations for the McGowan Government’s Infinity Awards recognising those who demonstrate a commitment to innovatively deal with waste across the State are now open.

“Anyone who has implemented innovative or creative waste management projects or improved their waste management practices should put their hand up and nominate for these awards.” Mr. Dawson said.

Last year’s winners included Bristile Roofing for providing source separation at construction sites reclaiming roofing tile offcuts for recycling and re-use and Perth Zoo for converting animal waste into compost.

Emmanuel Catholic College teacher Kylie Kingdon was named 2016 Waste Champion for introducing initiatives to recycle 90 % of the school’s soft drink cans and use canteen food scraps to nourish worm farms.

Individuals, businesses, local governments, schools, community organisations and State Government agencies have until 5 pm on June 23, 2017 to nominate for an Infinity Award.

Infinity Awards will be announced on September 14, 2017 at the Waste and Recycling Conference.