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11 nominations for the Environment Prize 2017

The theme for the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2017 is initiatives that bring us closer to the waste-free society. The adjudication committee has now whittled all of the proposals submitted by the general public down to 11 nominations.

16.06.2017

The Environment Prize 2017 will be awarded to a Nordic company, organisation or individual for exemplary involvement in promoting, developing or initiating waste-free solutions. The winner of the Prize in 2016 was the Danish app Too Good To Go, which combats food waste.

The nominations were announced today at the People’s Festival on Bornholm.

Finland

Rec Alkaline Ltd: Turning alkaline batteries into clean micronutrient fertiliser

RePack: Reusable packaging for e-commerce

Iceland

Landspítali: Less waste, fewer single-use items, recycling and minimal food waste

Verandi: Quality skincare products using recycled natural resources

Norway

The Eyde Cluster: Driving force for the circular economy in industry: Waste to Value

Keep Norway Clean: Non-profit organisation working to end litter

Restarters Oslo: Empowers people to be a part of a social and creative repair culture

Sweden

ALLWIN AB: Reduces food waste, 2 million meals per year to people in need

ICA and Rescued Fruits: Juice made of rescued fruit at ICA

Food Centre, Stockholm City Mission: Jobs and redistribution of surplus food

Swedish Algae Factory: Enhances the efficiency of solar panels with material from algae

The 23rd winner of the DKK 350,000 prize will be announced at a ceremony in Finlandia House, Helsinki, on 1 Nov 2017.

Click on the links to read more about the nominees. Further information about the Nordic Council Environment Prize is available here.

Contacts

Heidi Orava
Phone +45 21 71 71 48
Email heor@norden.org