- Innovation Award
At IFAT 2022, the VAK Innovation Award will be presented again. The association thus builds on the success of the previous two competitions. The award honours technical or organisational-structural innovations in the fields of waste disposal, street and sewer cleaning that help solve the growing tasks of the industry more efficiently. The winners will be chosen and presented at IFAT 2022 in May.
The Managing Director of the VAK, Bernd Sackmann, explains: “The health and safety of people and the preservation of resources are always at the forefront of new developments.” According to him, pollutant, noise and dust emissions should be reduced. Logistical supply and disposal processes could be pooled more efficiently and intelligent networks and digital platforms could be further expanded. And last but not least, the further improvement of the working conditions of employees in the waste disposal industry should be an important concern. The industry is driven by continuous innovative concepts and new technology. The VAK would like to highlight and honour special achievements in this area and thereby help secure the future.
In addition to the established categories, this year the “Earth Saver” award will be presented for the first time. With this special award, the executive committee of the VAK wants to honour a company, a project or an initiative that is characterised by particularly sustainable and future-oriented action. The association thus places a particular focus on responsibility towards future generations.
Presentation on the first day of the trade fair|Monday, 30 May 2022 – 1 p.m.
at the joint VAK stand in the outdoor area of IFAT