Workpower has been named as a finalist in two categories of the 2022 WasteSorted Awards, for its work in conjunction with WALGA and Total Green Recycling, collecting e-waste from regional areas, as well as being recognised for its wider team efforts across the sector.
Workpower CEO, Lee Broomhall, said it was an honour to receive recognition amongst some fantastic waste initiatives and teams across the state.
“We’re pleased to be in great company amongst the finalists of this year’s WasteSorted Awards,” said Ms Broomhall.
“It’s great recognition for our team who deliver incredible outcomes in the waste industry for our commercial partners, but also provide opportunities for people with disability in employment through these projects.”
Regional Waste Category
WALGA, Workpower and Total Green Recycling were announced as one of four finalists in the Regional Waste Award category, for the Regional e-waste recycling project, which resulted in more than 20,145 kilograms of e-waste recycled from six locations.
The project also aimed to collect data from the collection events to assist in advocacy to expand the National TV and Computer Recycling Scheme to cover all electronic wastes and cost associated.
To learn more about this project, read: https://workpower.com.au/no-job-is-too-big-too-small-or-even-too-far-away-for-the-fire-and-electrical-team/
Waste Team of the Year
Workpower’s efforts in the waste and recycling industry has also been recognised in the WasteSorted Awards’ Waste Team of the Year category for 2022.
As a combined team, Workpower’s Waste Team diverts more than 15,600 tonnes of waste from landfill each year. This includes:
- Preloved goods from our four Reuse Shops;
- Salon waste through the Sustainable Salons initiative;
- Powder and scrap metal from Fire extinguishers;
- Containers through the Container Deposit Scheme;
- Green waste;
- Greenhouse depleting gas and fridges bodies;
- Battery sorting;
- Coat hanger recycling; and
- Polystyrene recycling.
The WasteSorted Awards is hosted by the WA Waste Authority and acknowledges some of the most innovative waste and recycling projects across the state.
The Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 19 May, where winners will be announced.
Workpower has a strong history with the WasteSorted Awards, once known as the Infinity Awards, with its Balcatta Recycling Shop Team recognised as Waste Team of the Year in 2018 and also awarded the overall Waste Initiative of the Year. To see all the finalists of this year’s awards, visit: https://www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au/images/resources/files/2022/03/WasteSorted_Awards_2022_Finalists_List.pdf