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Communication Award


ISWA Communication Award

Each year ISWA honours an excellent Waste Communication Campaign that increases public awareness and promotes sustainable waste management. The awarded campaign is recognised at the ISWA World Congress. The award is open for participation for both ISWA members and non-ISWA members.  

COMMUNICATION AWARD 2017 RESULTS

The judging panel had an excellent selection of waste management communication promotions to assess in 2017. Ten communication initiatives were put forward from 8 different countries and the judging panel found it difficult to determine an overall winner from those put forward. The first three were separated by only a few points.

The innovative waste bins designed by 2017 winner, Hubbub, to encourage consumers to recycle their coffee cups

The Winner

The jury found that overall the communications campaign "#1MoreShot" run by Hubbub from the UK was the best of the 10 nominations put forward for the ISWA Communications Award in 2017. 

 

The #1MoreShot Campaign brought together a wide range of stakeholders to create an innovative, sustainable and scalable solution to the issue of the recyclability of single-use coffee cups, which are currently not recyclable within general recycling streams. By working with a coalition of partners, including the UK's leading coffee retailers, Hubbub delivered an innovative public engagement campaign, raised the profile of coffee cup recycling, laid the foundation for further collaboration on this issue, and pulled 20,000 coffee cups from Manchester city centre into a new waste stream for recycling. The #1MoreShot campaign has evolved from its trial phase to become sustainable infrastructure in Manchester, and has provided valuable insights to a roll out in the City of London that aims to collect ½ million cups in one month. Check out more of Hubbub's Green campaigns and initiatives here.

 

The jury deemed this campaign the best project because of its strengths on all fundamental elements that make communication and social marketing plans effective. The judging panel was particularly impressed by the quality of planning, in which a clear strategy with detailed and measurable goals was outlined.

Second and Third Places go to: 

“En Antofagasta – cada cosa tiene su lugar!“, by Reclay Group, Germany made the second place, and the UK provided our third winner with Warwickshire County Council’s ambitious initiative “Grey to Green Food Waste Recycling”.

 

Congratulations to the winners and runners up!

 

The Judging Panel:

 

A big thank you for their efforts goes to the members of the judging panel:

Ms Azumi Nishikawa, UNEP

Ms Ulli Volk, representative for the Awarded Campaign of 2016 

Mr Carlos Silva Filho, Vice-President of ISWA 

Mr Lazlo Uhri, Member of the Working Group on Communications

Mr Gerfried Habenicht, Communication Coordinator of ISWA

 

ISWA Communication Award 2016: results

 

This year we again had a good participation for the ISWA Communication Award: 13 candidates from 11 different countries submitted their – mostly very interesting – nominations.

 

The judging panel had an excellent selection of waste management communication promotions to assess in 2016 and found it difficult to determine an overall winner from those put forward. The first three were separated by only a few points.

 

Finally, the panel decided upon the following as the winner of the 2016 Communication Award:

 

"Making waste reduction hip! Second-hand items at ‘48er-Tandler’"

run by MA 48 from Austria

 

The jury deemed this campaign the best project because of its strengths on all fundamental elements that make communication and social marketing plans effective. The judging panel was particularly impressed by the quality of planning, in which a clear strategy with detailed and measurable goals was outlined.

 

“Sorpanos” by Sorpa, Iceland, made the second place, and Italy provided our third winner with Ancitel Energia e Ambiente SPA’s ambitious initiative “I don't refuse - to sort refuse! (Non mi rifiuto).

 

The award presentation ceremony took place during the ISWA World Congress in Novi Sad, Serbia September 2016.

 

 

Presentation of the ISWA Communication Award 2016 to the winners at the Awards Ceremony during the ISWA World Congress in Novi Sad, Serbia