Today Simon Corbell said some very nice things about businesses that are making an effort to reduce waste at the 2013 ACTSmart Sustainable Business Awards breakfast.
“The quality of entries this year has been outstanding, with some accredited sites reducing waste to landfill by up to 90% over the past year,” Mr Corbell said.
“The number of those involved in reducing waste in our region has grown steadily each year, with 664 individual sites participating in the program since it began in August 2009.
“To date more than 37,000 staff have access to the recycling program in both Canberra and Queanbeyan, and today some of these businesses will be recognised for their commitment to recycling and waste reduction.”
How pleasant, and we’ve received a list of the winners:
Outstanding results in waste minimisation – Scooters Australia Biggest recycler – Calvary John James Hospital
Small Business/Office award – Shop Basics Pty Ltd
Corporate award – U.S Embassy Canberra
Corporate award – Brema Group Pty Ltd
Motivation Excellence – IP Australia
Innovation Excellence – Queanbeyan City Council, Highly Commended – Magnetite Canberra Pty Ltd Minister’s Award for Leadership – Phil Buchanan – SERCO Immigration Services
Biggest Recycler Small Event – St John’s Care – Canberra Community Christmas day lunch
Biggest Recycler Large Event – Corinbank Festival
Shop Basics Pty Ltd – Outstanding Leadership ACTSmart Business Energy & Water program
Xchange on London – Outstanding Leadership ACTSmart Business Energy & Water program