Winners of The Circle Awards announced, Good360 bags Judges’ Choice
After reviewing nearly 200 entries, an assortment of winners of The Circle Awards have been chosen by the expert panel as the best organisations, businesses, or individuals paving the way for a more sustainable future.
This year, Good360 took the top award, the Judges’ Choice. Good360 prevents brand new products from going into landfill and instead, redirecting them to those who need them the most.
Nick Hoskin, Creator of The Circle Awards said, “The businesses and organisations that will thrive in the future are those that have a net positive impact. These winners are a new breed of company, they’re the pioneers of today leading the way to a more positive tomorrow for everyone.”
“On a planet of finite resources, it’s the only model we have to continue to grow our economy, and shift to a truly sustainable future,” he said.
Established by The World’s Most Rubbish (TWMR) in partnership with NSW Circular, The Bravery, and Urban List, The Circle Awards celebrates and unites the businesses, organisations, projects and people shaping the circular economy in Australia and New Zealand.
“Many people and brands are already contributing towards a more circular world with their wallets, often without realising it. The judging panel has been blown away by the quality of entries into the awards and being able to spotlight these fantastic products and services – which makes it easier for shoppers to discover the conscious brands of the future and help make the world go round,” Hoskin said.
The winners, separated by each category, are as follows:
- Architect & Construction: Pavilion Residences
- Art & Design: Voronoi Runners
- B2B: RePlated
- Community, Education & Research: Good360
- Events: Bettercup
- Fashion: The Very Good Bra
- Food & Drink: Ulu Hye Mylk Bases
- Health & Beauty: The Hello Cup
- Home, Garden & Utilities: Great Wrap
- Lifestyle & Technology: Ettitude
- Materials & Process: Woolpack
- Judges Choice: Good360
- People’s Choice: The Swag
- One To Watch: Fungi Solutions
- Shape Shifter: Danling Xiao
Berry Liberman one of the judges said he was impressed by Great Wrap, the winner of the Home, Garden & Utilities award.
“I love Great Wrap. I think it’s a brilliant innovation and solves a massive problem around the use of traditional plastic wrap from domestic through to industrial applications. Mainstream convenience products that are circular by design are key to mitigating the immeasurable damage currently being wrought by business-as-usual. These two legends from the Mornington Peninsula saw a gnarly, ugly problem and solved it,” he said.
Liberman is also the founder of not-for-profit education initiative Small Giants.
Meanwhile Brandon Gien of Good Design, said “[Voronoi Runners] is a standout example of circular design. The shoes are made from 100% biodegradable materials and have been cleverly designed so that no adhesives are used during the construction process. High design appeal in a sector that contributes to large amounts of waste.”