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Awards and prizes

The Agència de Residus de Catalunya recognize the work of individuals and legal entities in the sector of environment and specifically for waste.



Catalonia Ecodesign award


The Catalonia Eco-Design Award forms part of the Catalan Eco-Design Strategy (Ecodiscat) 2012-2015, promoted by the Ministry of Territory and Sustainability of the Government of Catalonia and coordinated by the Directorate General for Environmental Quality. Its goal is to encourage the incorporation of eco-design in the production process, to foster a cross-cutting approach and knowledge transfer, and to boost the consumption of sustainable products and services in Catalonia.


This Catalonia Ecodesign Award is an evolution of Design for Recycling Award, the Waste Agency of Catalonia was created in 2001 with the aim of promoting the production and consumption of products made from recycled materials and / or they were recyclable at the end of its useful life. It was one of the first actions in Catalonia applied strategies of integrated product policy and changed the emphasis from the production process to the product itself.

During the period 2001-2013 the Design for Recycling Award has been held every two years. The number of participants grew fast every year to reach an average of 200 participants in each of the last calls. Overall, in all of its seven editions, over 750 candidates participated and emerged 59 winners (among the candidates who received awards and special mentions of the jury).



Environment Awards of the Generalitat de Catalunya

In 2010, this award created in 2005, it was redefined, reducing the number of distinctions. The award information its on the Ministry of Territory and Sustainability website.


Before the 2010 award redifination, during the period 2006-2008 the Government of Catalonia Environment had an a specific award for waste reduction and recycling actions aims to recognise contributions made by members of the public to the sustainable development of this country through initiatives and actions aimed at achieving the objectives of waste prevention, reduction and recycling.