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The Nordic region continues to blaze trails on the zero-waste front, as innovators from across the region vie for the Nordic Council Environment Prize and a chance to bring their projects and initiatives to a global audience. The Council has announced the nominees for its 2017 prize, which seeks to raise awareness around the environmental work being done across the Nordic region. This year’s theme focuses on initiatives promoting, developing or initiating waste-free solutions.
The Nordic Council Environment Prize is awarded each year to a Nordic company, organization or individual to recognize exemplary efforts to integrate respect for the environment into their business, work or some other form of extraordinary initiative on behalf of the environment. The nominees and winner are chosen by a 13-person committee consisting of two representatives each from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, as well as one each from the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland.
Nominees were announced at the People’s Festival in Bornholm, Denmark: