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Scottish Resources Awards 2017

The prestigious Scottish Resources Awards provide a high profile opportunity for the any organisation to gain national recognition for involvement and innovation around in resource management.

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Date : From 28/09/2017 - 19:30 to 29/09/2017 - 01:00

Whether you are in the private, public or community sector you can share your success. Categories include circular economy, food waste, litter prevention and excellence in leadership. Individuals are also given a chance to shine with peer nominated awards for outstanding contribution and rising star of the year.

Previous winners have had fantastic press exposure, not to mention recognition from some of the industry’s leading experts.

Timelines for awards

  • Deadline for application entries is Friday 25th August 2017
  • Judging will take place from week commencing 4th September 2017
  • Award finalists will be contacted week commencing 11th September 2017
  • Award Ceremony will take place on the evening of Thursday 28th September 2017 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.  All finalists will receive a complimentary ticket to the prestigious Awards Ceremony on Thursday 28 September at The Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Drinks Reception 19:30 Dinner: 20:00.

Best Circular Economy Initiative Award

Scottish Government emphasises that a circular economy is where we continue to keep the value of the object, by making things last and that this is an economic, environmental and moral necessity. This helps conserve finite resources, support jobs and improve quality of life.

If your initiative embodies the circular economy raise your profile and enter.

Best Food Waste Initiative Award

Does your organisation have a project, scheme or action for tackling food waste? If  so, please provide a summary of  the strategic background and details of what impact has been made as well as what communications tactics were used, partners you worked with and how you overcame barriers.

Best Litter Prevention Initiative Award

The circular economy aims to maintain a high value of materials. Litter and littering can be seen as a loss of what are valuable materials like plastics, metals and paper. Anyone and everyone can enter this category if you can demonstrate a positive impact on litter reduction.  Have you helped prevent litter and have a campaign or practical action you can enter?

Excellence in Employer Leadership Award

If you are an employers who is leading the way to raise standards of Health & Safety, training, learning & development, technical competence and community engagement, this is the award category for you. Applications are sought from employers making positive impacts on the opportunities for their employees to develop better, safer, working practices and develop skills to make them competent at their jobs. Candidates that are working to improve collaboration and sharing of best practice are also being sought.

Outstanding Contribution Award

In terms of status, there is little to beat a peer-nominated award. Who do you recognise as an influential individual who has significantly contributed to making a visible difference within the Scottish Resource Management Industry, during their career to date? Please put forward anyone you consider to be an innovator and passionate influencer who is delivering real and positive change. Areas of influence may be promoting the circular economy, driving resource efficiency or delivering improved waste and recycling performance. And of course you may nominate more than one person.

Nominations will be shortlisted and online voting allows the industry to decide the winner.

Rising Star of the Year Award

An award to recognise an individual who has stood out from the crowd in the past year and has contributed towards a resource efficient, zero waste society. Applications are invited from people that have been working in the sustainable resource management sector for less than 7 years (not including studying), and have made a real difference to resource management in their local area, or on a regional or national project. The nominations will be shortlisted and online voting will allow the industry to decide who wins the Rising Star of the Year.

No need to be shy and retiring – enter as many awards as you like.

You can view all award categories online.

Make sure you attend the Scottish Resources Conference taking place Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th September. The awards ceremony provides a fitting conclusion to a thought-provoking conference.

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