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Sustainable Materials Management Distinguished Individual Achievement Award

In 2014, the Sustainable Materials Management Technical Division created a Distinguished Individual Achievement Award to recognize exceptional achievement in contributions to SWANA and the Technical Division.

The recipient of the award will be recognized during SWANA’s Road to Zero Waste Conference (as part of SWANApalooza).


Call for Nominations: Sustainable Materials Management Technical Division Recognition at SWANApalooza

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Each year, SWANA’s Sustainable Materials Management Technical Division accepts nominations for a Distinguished Individual Achievement Award, to be presented at the annual Road to Zero Waste Conference. The Division is now accepting nominations for the 2018 award.

Deadline is December 17, 2017, at midnight Eastern time.

The Distinguished Individual Achievement Award recognizes a person who has made significant contributions to the sustainable materials management industry and has not yet received the award. Past recipients are Heidi Sanborn and Tim Flanagan.

The Division’s Awards Committee will judge the nominations. The recipient (if any) will receive a trophy and free registration to SWANA’s Road to Zero Waste Conference, part of SWANApalooza.

Candidates for the Distinguished Individual Achievement Award must be nominated by a SWANA Member. The nominee also must be a SWANA Member. Use the link below to download the Nomination Form and send it (as an attachment) using the subject line SMM DIAA nomination to techdivisions@swana.org by midnight Eastern time on December 17, 2017.

Call for Nominations: Division Hall of Fame

The Sustainable Materials Management Technical Division is now accepting nominations for inductees into the 2018 Hall of Fame. This award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the recycling industry. The Division’s Awards Committee will judge the nominations and select the inductee(s). The inductee(s) will be provided with a certificate of recognition. A limit of 10 people will be allowed to receive the Division Hall of Fame award each year.

  • Candidates for the Hall Fame may be self-nominated or nominated by another person.
  • The Sustainable Materials Management Technical Division’s Executive Committee (Director, Vice Director and Past Director) determine who makes the presentation to the inductee(s).
  • Hall of Fame awards are presented to the inductees at the Road to Zero Waste conference.

No official nomination form is needed. To nominate yourself or another individual, please provide:

  1. Name of nominee
  2. Professional title
  3. Organization nominee worked for at the time of the contributions being considered
  4. Time period being considered
  5. A brief description of what s/he did to merit inclusion (no more than 500 words)
  6. Indication of service as a SMM Technical Division Director or Committee Chair, if applicable

Nominations must be sent to techdivisions@swana.org with the subject line SMM Hall of Fame Nomination and are due by midnight Eastern time on December 17, 2017.


Sustainable Materials Management Division DIAA Recipients

2017 no award
2016 Tim Flanagan Tim Flanagan, General Manager, Monterey Regional Waste Management District
2015 Mirka Januszkiewicz Mirka Januszkiewicz, Director of Waste Management, Region of Durham
2014 Heidi Sanborn Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director, California Product Stewardship Council