The world is changing rapidly and the focus is now on the environment and protecting our natural resources for future generations. Government and private entities are aiming to become sustainable, with many cities set to go smart and green. As these and other developments take place, Waste & Recycling Middle East, a premier publication that focuses on environmental management issues in the Middle East, is constantly reporting on the progress and engaging the readers in various initiatives that encourage positive change in the journey towards a green economy.
This year, Waste & Recycling Middle East is launching the MIDDLE EAST WASTE & RECYCLING AWARDS – a celebration of success in adopting best practices in the environmental management business. This one-of-a-kind event aims to recognise outstanding individuals and organisations in the Middle East that have demonstrated leadership and innovation in their respective fields and have significantly contributed to environmental
sustainability along with economic viability, ultimately contributing to the vision of the region’s governments of a greener future and a circular economy. Thus, MEWAR awards will acknowledge excellence in business best practices, promote knowledge sharing and innovation, and provide a benchmark for performance, industry recognition and professional credibility,
all of which will act as drivers for sustainable growth in the region. The awards will be judged by a panel of prominent and respected experts, advocates and spokespeople in the focus area of environmental sustainability.
Nominees eligible for submitting their entries have to meet the following criteria:
• The company/facility must have been in operation for more than a year in the Middle East.
• Individuals being nominated must have a valid visa for a Middle Eastern country.
• Manufacturers of waste management and recycling products, machinery, equipment and software are eligible to enter the awards in the applicable categories.
• Service providers who can nominate themselves include waste management and recycling companies, and municipalities in respective categories.
• The business sector and hotel sector can nominate in the relevant categories.
• You can enter a maximum of 4 categories. You may not enter more than 3 entries in each category, wherever applicable.
• All nominations should be submitted through the online entry form. Nominations submitted via emails will not be acknowledged.
• Entries should be based on the period starting from January 2017 to the time of nomination. However, relevant material for work carried out prior to January 2017 will be considered where applicable.
• The organisers reserve the right to amend or remove award categories. The judging panel has the right to withhold any award if in its view the entries do not meet the required standards.
•The jury’s decision will be final and binding on all nominees, and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
MEWAR AWARDS CATEGORIES
TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION OF THE YEAR (WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING)
Nominations are invited from waste management and recycling product and equipment manufacturers. The award recognises waste and/or recycling equipment that is outstanding in design and development in the specific segment, including innovation, quality, durability, sustainability and positive client feedback.
WASTE MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR
This award has been designed to recognise the consistent and sustainable solutions and services delivered by waste management companies, big or small, operating in the Middle East. The entry must demonstrate high level performance in terms of service delivery as well as sustainability, including health, safety and environmental aspects as well as commercial strength.
BEST MUNICIPAL WASTE DIVERSION PROGRAMME
This award has been designed to recognise local authorities who have significantly contributed to making a positive difference within the waste management industry. Nominations are welcome from entities that have taken a creative approach to improve their performance in terms of diverting waste away from landfill and promote recycling and reuse, including initiatives to actively engage the respective communities in the waste management and recycling programmes that ultimately drive resource efficiency.
ENVIRONMENTAL/CSR INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
This award is designed to recognise companies that are ethical, socially responsible and are outstanding in their efforts to promote and follow sustainable business practices.Nominations are invited from commercial, industrial and public sector companies in the region.
FOOD WASTE INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
Any company, large or small, particularly from the hospitality sector can enter this award. This award aims to recognise companies that have put in place successful programmes/initiatives, and have demonstrated commitment and creativity in dealing effectively with food waste through prevention, reduction or recycling.
BEST PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN/ PROGRAMME
This award recognises outstanding public awareness campaigns in the region that aim to encourage active participation of communities in waste management and recycling initiatives. The awareness campaign/initiative must be creative and able to demonstrate a significant contribution to the waste recycling industry. It can include initiatives/projectssuch as re-use, recycling, composting, education, etc., that have a positive impact.
BEST WASTE MANAGEMENT FLEET AWARD
This award has been designed to recognise the fleet efficiency approach of waste management companies including fleet management strategies including performance programme and best practices that support enhanced efficiency and effectiveness in operations.
MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICE AWARD
The award for the Medical Waste Management Best Practice will go to the healthcare facility that can demonstrate the best record of progress and delivery of medical and hazardous waste management and treatment solutions, while maintaining an outstanding record on health, safety and environmental aspects. The winning entry will be chosen on the basis of the healthcare facility’s proven ability to deliver advanced solutions in this critical area. Waste management measures within the facility, disposal techniques, logistics and technological development are all important elements of success.
PAPER RECYCLING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
This award aims to recognise the producers of pulp, paper and packaging material, etc., for their sustainable operations and creative solutions/products, as well as paper recycling companies operating in the Middle East, which have provided a service to their customers consistently and in a sustainable manner. Nominees should provide proof of the recycling levels achieved, sustainability of their operations and business, positive contribution to waste diversion and minimisation, customer satisfaction in terms of service delivery and prompt action in addressing issues.
METALS RECYCLING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Nominations are invited from manufacturers and metal recycling companies as well as scrap processors operating in the Middle East that have consistently provided a service to their customers in a sustainable manner. Nominees must provide proof of the recycling levels achieved, sustainability of the operations, also demonstrating improved recycling performance, customer satisfaction in terms of service delivery and prompt action in addressing issues. The company must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to the industry.
PLASTICS RECYCLING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Plastics recycling companies of all sizes operating in the Middle East can enter this award. The nominee should provide proof of the recycling activities, significant contribution to waste diversion and minimisation, sustainable sourcing of material and recycling processes, as well as levels of recycling achieved and customer satisfaction.
ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT RECYCLING COMPANY OF THE YEAR (OEM)
This award aims to recognise the producers of electrical and electronic equipment for their sustainable approach and creative solutions/products. Nominees should provide proof of the recycling levels achieved, innovation in design and material use, sustainability of operations and business, positive contribution to waste diversion and minimisation, customer satisfaction in terms of service delivery and prompt action when the need arises.
ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT RECYCLING COMPANY OF THE YEAR (WEEE PROCESSOR)
This award recognises the WEEE recycling companies operating in the Middle East for their sustainable approach and creative solutions and services provided to their customers consistently and in a sustainable manner. Nominees should provide proof of the recycling levels achieved, sustainability of operations and business, positive contribution to waste diversion and minimisation, customer satisfaction in terms of service delivery and prompt action when the need arises.
PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (WASTE MANAGEMENT)
This award recognises an individual from a business organisation within the waste management sector in the Middle East. Individuals at the Directorial/CEO level who have been influential and have significantly contributed to making a visible difference within the waste management industry can enter this segment.
PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (RECYCLING)
Nominations are invited from individuals who are visionaries, influencers and are delivering positive change within the recycling sector in the Middle East. Individuals at the Directorial/CEO level who have shown leadership and commitment to go beyond what is expected to achieve top results in delivering the products, processes and services required for high performance in resource management can enter this award.
You have various options to become a sponsor at the Middle East Waste & Recycling Awards. The common thread amongst them all is the brand impact that you will have on about 300 guests from the waste management and recycling industry.
WHY YOU SHOULD SPONSOR:
• Boost your brand visibility with your logo presence in various aspects of the Awards
• Be recognized as an industry leader by being a sponsor at the first and only awards ceremony in the region for the waste management and recycling industry
• Gain more visibility with current and potential clients
• Take advantage of the unique opportunity to stand out from your peers
• Be part of an event that aims to raise the standards and awareness of waste management and recycling in the region.
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