From living seawalls made from upcycled materials, to a local health district tackling sustainability in hospitals, the winners of the NSW Sustainability Awards, presented by the Banksia Foundation, are working towards a more sustainable future.
Announced on Thursday, 9 December at a celebration in Sydney, the awards make up the first state program of Australia’s longest running national sustainability award, the Banksia Awards.
Innovative waste solutions, clean technology and healthy sea life were priorities for the businesses, communities and individuals who won the seven award categories.
Among the winners are the Sydney Institute of Marine Science, which won the Biodiversity Award for their innovative design that combines ecology and engineering to promote marine life; Planet Protector Packaging, which won the Circular Transition Award for their sustainable packaging made from waste wool; and Green Eco Technologies, the winner of the Small & Medium Enterprise Transformation Award, for their work implementing a food waste conversion system at the Four Seasons Sydney.
Banksia Foundation CEO Graz van Egmond says the winners of the inaugural NSW Sustainability Awards herald a bright future for meaningful climate action.
“The judges were thrilled to see such innovative and inspiring initiatives,” Ms van Egmond says.
“The winners share a drive to create a healthy future for people and the planet, but they’re doing so in such different ways.
“They are all leaders in their field and are disrupting the status quo with their thinking.”
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