We were stoked to receive a Judges Commendation for “Communicating Sustainability” in the National Sustainable Business Network Awards. Suzanne McNamara, from Convergence PR &  Marketing presented the commendation to Sophie and Gina.The judges said “Wanaka Wastebusters is an inspiring company with a great history and long-term vision. Their Unpackit Awards is a unique initiative which influences the general public’s thinking about packaging, and their own influence on the market.

Making good use of broad communication vehicles, their quirky campaign has achieved impressive results, and has deservedly received national attention and behavioural change by producers in terms of packaging reduction. They demonstrate that a small operator can deliver on a national scale. The Unpackit Awards has had wins with companies coming to them to say that they’re going to change their packaging.  Congratulations, Wanaka Wastebusters.”