Awarding of environmental prize in Slovenia
Six works were shortlisted from the multitude of entries received. The submission by Aleksander Kravos of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology in Ljubljana, entitled ‘Chemical and ecotoxicological monitoring of the induced and natural abiotic degradation processes of phenolic pollutants’ took first prize.
Robert Čajić, CEO of Saubermacher Slovenia, spoke to the audience: ‘Innovation and passion are the ingredients that we need to achieve progress. These young scientists are pressing for new accomplishments in the circular economy. The focus on digitisation, creating value and sustainability is not just relevant, but essential. It is about preserving Slovenia as it is today for future generations. A carefully considered circular economy has a major role to play, alongside renewables and security of supply. With this in mind, we are honoured that the Environmental Prize has been awarded again and we are delighted that the younger generations are so full of new ideas and visions.’
Awards were handed out for master’s and bachelor’s dissertations focusing on digitisation, creating value and sustainability in the waste and recycling industry. The jury focused most particularly on concrete methods, originality and feasibility, as well on economic and ecological benefit in everyday life. The reduction of harmful emissions was also an important criterion.
Following the ceremony, guests were invited to visit the centre for hazardous waste in Kidričevo, where they learned about recycling processes and workflows.
Vienna University of Technology wins Hans Roth Environmental Award 2022
The award for young scientists was presented for the 17th time. The main prize went to Caroline Roithner/TU Vienna with her work on the evaluation of recycling processes.
Young scientists from Vienna, Tyrol and Styria honoured with Hans Roth Environmental Award
How can hazardous fires caused by improperly disposed of batteries at disposal firms be prevented? The question was asked by Dr Thomas Nigl, this year’s winner of the Hans Roth Environmental Award.
Saubermacher receives multiple awards for its commitment to sustainability
Saubermacher has again be given a top-three placing in the international rating of GRESB in the category ‘Waste Treatment’. The IMWF Institute has also confirmed the company’s outstanding sustainable commitment to an environment worth living in. Please see the recently published sustainability report for details of the measures on which the sustainability champion scored particularly highly.