The top performers in Western Australia’s recycling and waste industry were acknowledged at the 2021 WasteSorted Awards.
The annual event acknowledges innovative people and projects that work to avoid waste, recover value from waste streams and protect the environment.
The event is run by the Waste Authority and this year featured 40 finalists across 10 categories.
One of the innovative awards which achieved top honours was Australia’s first asphalt product containing high-recycled content from waste streams bound for landfill, which saw company Downer take out two awards.
Another project which received recognition was an innovative pool cover recycling program run by the Town of Cambridge, Green Machines Lab, Poly Pipe Recycling and Aussie Pool Covers.
The 2021 Waste Initiative of the Year category was shared by joint recipients – the City of Bunbury, for its public FOGO bins program, and Development WA, for its promotion of environmental principles.
Environment Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson said the event signified the push for waste solutions.
“Each of this year’s 40 finalists exemplifies an innovative solution to reduce waste, and promote reuse and recycling,” Sanderson said.
For a full list of winners and finalists, visit https://www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au