Onto A Winner
Author: Brad Gray
The awards have been flowing in for people associated with the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program. Celebrity ambassador, Layne Beachley, was was recognised with an Order of Australia and Close the Loop's Director and Founder, Steve Morriss, was honored by his peers for his leadership.
An Order of Australia
Layne Beachley AO was recognised with an Order of Australia in this year's Australia Day Awards for "distinguished service to the community" through a range of charitable organisations including Planet Ark, as a mentor for women in sport, and to surfing as a seven-time world champion. Layne has been a Planet Ark ambassador for nearly ten years and has fronted multiple programs including our aluminium can recycling campaign and the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program.
Joining the Leaders List
Steve Morriss, the founder of Close the Loop which is the recycling partner in 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark', was selected by his peers for inclusion on the 2014 WME Leaders List which recognises "leadership qualities that stand out above the rest". WME is a high profile publication in the waste and resource management sector. In 1999 Steve established Close the Loop and worked with Planet Ark to create ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'. Most recently, with infrastructure company Downer, he drove the development of TonerPave, which uses recycled cartridges to produce asphalt.
The ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' team congratulate both Layne and Steve on their awards and look forward to working with them to help encourage even more positive environmental actions into the future.