Green Ribbon Award Winner!


Karen and Karl Upston (Founders of Envirocomp) WIN the GREEN RIBBON AWARD for “Making a difference to household sustainability” category

On the 3rd of June 2008 Karen and Karl Upston, Founders of Envirocomp were recognised at the Green Ribbon Awards, in Wellington, for their outstanding contribution to reducing household waste by providing a viable alternative for nappy disposal. The award was presented by the NZ Prime Minister at the time, Helen Clark.

Green Ribbon Award

Green Ribbon Awards have been running for over 20 years and winners are selected by the Ministry for the Environment. The Minister for the Environment presents the Awards around World Environment Day each June and they are an opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding contribution New Zealanders make to sustaining, protecting and enhancing our environment.

Huggies® are a key sponsor of the Envirocomp initiative. “We are delighted that they were honoured for what is a remarkable achievement. They turned a concept about composting disposable nappies into a commercial business which opened in Canterbury in 2009. On the way they teamed up with R5 Solutions to provide the technology, got Hurunui council on board to provide the land and signed a sponsorship deal with Huggies, one of the world’s leading nappy manufacturers.”

A huge congratulations to Envirocomp!!!

To find out more about the Green Ribbon Awards, visit the Ministry for the Environment Website

Karl and Karen with Helen Clark

Karen and Karl accepting the Green Ribbon Award from Helen Clark (PM)

Grant Hartley and Geeta Uka

Karen and Karl with Grant Hartley and Geeta Uka from the Huggies Team