The Banksia Foundation has announced the finalists for the New South Wales Sustainability Awards’ seven award categories, with initiatives from the waste industry also being recognised.
The awards recognise programs and projects which are helping to work towards a more sustainable future and feature government, non-government, small business and large business nominees.
The seven categories for the NSW awards include the NSW Net Zero Action Award, NSW Biodiversity Award, NSW Circular Transition Award, NSW Clean Technology Award, NSW Large Business Transformation Award, NSW Small to Medium Business Award and NSW Youth as our Changemakers Award.
Among the full list of finalists is Lake Macquarie City Council, who have created the first Circular Economy Lead role at an Australia council, with a dedicated budget for circular initiatives.
Auburn Hospital Recycling Team is looking at new avenues to distribute recycled goods, while Nestle Australia is working with other companies to convert soft plastics into oil. This oil was then used to make Australia’s first ever soft plastic food wrapper made with recycled content.
Planet Protector Packaging is creating sustainable outcomes for its WOOLPACK product, which is produced from waste wool which is unsuitable for the textile industry. Sydney Markets is helping to address food waste, by diverting 14,000 tonnes of food waste from the markets within the last 12 months.
As part of the NSW Youth as Our Changemakers Award, Shalise’s Ocean Support and Seaside Scavenge Inc are aiming to raise awareness and reduce the volume of ocean pollution.
The winners of the NSW Sustainability Awards will be announced on 9 December in Sydney.
To register for the event, click here.