After receiving over 120 applications for the award, the Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) and the WeMed Award jury have carefully evaluated the applications and reached a final decision, and soon, we will know the names of the 2021 edition winners.
The ceremony will take place on Wednesday 20 October at 14:30h CET, within the framework of SwitchMed Connect 2021. It will be in English, French and Arabic.
In the meantime, we are happy to introduce you to our brilliant finalists:
CATEGORY 1.A: SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODELS
Green fashion, with its motto “green environment-upcycle fashion” struck as a sustainable idea for managing the vast amount of cut-offs and secondhand pieces with the efforts of their hardworking team, made up of women fighters who refused to give up to their hard circumstances such as unemployment, violence and marginalization. They make fashionable clothing that sends nothing to landfills, as 60% of their pieces are fabric residues and 40% are made of biodegradable fibres.
THE ILLUMINE INITIATIVE – JORDAN
TII has been developed with the objective of offsetting the negative environmental, social, and financial impacts of the growing e-waste challenge facing the world by harnessing the overlooked potential within this waste problem and transforming it into a visionary, circular economy model.
REFOREST – ISRAEL
ReForest is a professional organization that brings together practical ecology, sustainable agriculture, education and community activists who promote the field of edible forests in the private and public sectors.
CATEGORY 1.B: SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODELS
LIVE LOVE RECYCLE – LEBANON
Lebanon’s waste problem persists. It presents a real threat to our environment. We can all act to help lessen the damage. Live Love Recycle believes that together we can seriously reduce the amount of waste going to landfills, simply by recycling. With Live Love Recycle app, recycling is easy, fast, and FREE!
AGRONA – EGYPT
Agrona is an innovative company working on sustainable composites. They are offering its new technology for manufacturing chipboard, which is a result of more than 6 years of research in the field of engineering woods. Agrona’s new solution reduces the manufacturing cost of the current process by more than 30% and solves most of the problems that face local manufacturers such as seasonality, high energy consumption and low quality.
FABRIC AID – LEBANON
FabricAID is a Lebanese social enterprise that aims to establish a socially and environmentally conscious value-chain for the apparel industry. Their circular model increases the efficiency of second-hand clothes collection, sorting and distribution while reducing fabric waste predominantly by offering decent clothing at extremely affordable prices to marginalized communities.
CATEGORY 2: PUBLIC AUTHORITIES
An Initiative established at the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) to provide necessary funding for energy efficieny and renewable energy measures at end-user’s level. It supports any program and financial mechanism allowing RE and EE users to access financing from banks, local and international financial institutions. This includes loan interest rate subsidy, revolving funds, financial risk mitigation, credit guarantees, equity participation, subsidy to investment in innovation projects and soft investment.
During the ceremony we will also announce two honorary mentions selected by the Jury. These are entries that didn’t win the prize, but the jury decided that they deserve a special praise due to its positive environmental and social impact.
Don’t miss the chance to participate in the event and discover who the awardees are, register to the event here.
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