Nominations are being sought for the 2020 Infinity Awards, which recognise innovative solutions to reduce waste and meet Western Australian recycling targets.
Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the awards are open to individuals, businesses, government, schools, community organisations, not-for-profits and media outlets.
“These individuals and organisations all play an important role in contributing to the state government’s target for at least 75 per cent of waste generated in this state to be reused or recycled by 2030,” Mr Dawson said.
“The 2020 Infinity Awards are a celebration of the remarkable work being achieved in waste reduction in Western Australia. This year, we’re pleased to introduce a new category to extend the opportunities for regional waste champions to be recognised for their achievements.”
Award categories include:
Avoid Recover Protect – Community Waste Award
Avoid Recover Protect – Commercial and Industrial Waste Award
Avoid Recover Protect – Waste Management Award
Avoid Recover Protect – WA Regional Waste Award
2020 Waste Champion
2020 Young Waste Achiever
Waste Team of the Year
Waste Innovation of the Year
Waste Wise School of the Year
A further two awards – the 2020 WA Waste Award and the 2020 Waste Initiative of the Year – will be awarded at the judges’ discretion.
Nominations close 10 March, with winners announced at an awards ceremony 6 May.