TOMRA Cleanaway Congratulates the Australia Day Environmental Citizen of the Year award winners for 2021! Congratulations go to Coonabarabran High School’s D7 Support Unit Class and ‘Hampers of Hope’ from the Griffith City Council.
An example of a citizen science project is the Marine Debris Tracker Project. In operation for over a decade, the project engages global citizen scientists making use of an app to aid data gather and monitoring of marine litter to inform upstream solutions, like container deposit schemes. Data is actively used by over 25 organisations globally, including locally in Australia.
REDI.e and the Wilcannia Local Aboriginal Land Council are most deserving of their 2020 KAB NSW Litter Prevention Award. Our partnership with the group could not have been achieved without foresight and enthusiasm from the team at Wilcannia. Hosting a return point has supported multiple outcomes, not just considerable local litter reduction, but education and engagement throughout the community. Jenny Thwaites, CEO of the Wilcannia Aboriginal Land Council and Kevin Cattermole who is on the ground project managing operations for the return point, are to be commended for their success in achievement of this award.
Narrandera Shire Council was successful at the 2020 Sustainable Communities Tidy Towns
Awards Weekend held over 13-14 March, taking out the Return and Earn Litter Prevention
Award with the Narrandera Reverse Vending Machine. The Tidy Towns Awards are a
successful long-time initiative of the Keep Australia Beautiful Council
On World Environment Day 2020, and octogenarian eco-warrior, 81 year old Robert ‘Bob’ Jolley was announced as the state winner of the NSW Environmental Citizen of the Year Award by NSW Minister for Energy and Environment, Matt Kean.
The TOMRA Cleanaway awards began in 2018 and have become an annual event to recognise team members chosen by their peers and management team for delivering excellence.
2020 peer nominations were so strong that we had to add categories to accommodate additional staff members achievements!