A new collection of eco champions in Wales were crowned at The National Environmental Awards last night.

Celebrating those going the extra mile to fight climate change, the Western Power Distribution and GPT Environmental-sponsored event saw a total of 13 prizes up for grabs.

Big winners at Rougemont School in Newport included Laura Parry and Liz Carnevale of Sero Zero Waste, who walked away with not one but two awards.

The duo (pictured), who triumphed at last year’s inaugural ceremony, picked up the Environmental Entrepreneur Award and Retailer of the Year gong.

The National Wales:

They were also a finalist in the Outstanding Organisation Award category, which was won by the Rhug Estate, a runner-up in three categories last year.

Outstanding organisation winners in 2021, Newport City Council won again, this time around coming out on top in the fight for the Best Policy and Practice within the Public Sector Award.

The National Wales:

Ffion McCormick-Edwards’ (pictured) Barefoot Tech, also a finalist last year, picked up the Sustainability of the Year Award, while PlantSea received the Technology for Good accolade.

Best Product of the Year went to NappiCycle, Llangattock Litter Pickers were Environmental Community Group Award winners and Brecon Carreg lifted the Marketing Campaign of the Year title.

The National Wales:

Brecon View Eco Village (pictured) won the head-to-head with Bryn Elltyd Eco Guest House to take the Sustainability Through Tourism & Leisure Award.

The Carbon Zero Efficient Building Award was given to South Point Primary School in Rhoose, while Penyrheol Comprehensive School’s Design and Technology Department scooped the Education/School or College Award.

The National Wales:

Finally, the last prize of the night, the Environmental Leader Award, was claimed by Keith Jones (pictured), who works tirelessly to keep the beaches of Rhyl clean.

The full list of winners...

  • Environmental Leader Award (sponsored by Western Power Distribution and GPT Environmental): Keith Jones.
  • Environmental Community Group Award (sponsored by Monmouthshire Building Society): Llangattock Litter Pickers.
  • Sustainability Through Innovation Award (sponsored by Knauf Insulation): Barefoot Tech.
  • Carbon Zero Efficient Building Award (sponsored by Corgi Cymru): South Point Primary School.
  • Environmental Entrepreneur Award (sponsored by Coleg Gwent): Laura Parry and Liz Carnevale (Sero Zero Waste).
  • Sustainability Through Tourism & Leisure Award (sponsored by Bluestone): Brecon View Eco Village.
  • Education/School or College Award (sponsored by Dwr Cymru): Penyrheol Comprehensive School’s Design and Technology Department.
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year (sponsored by LOCALiQ): Brecon Carreg.
  • Best Policy and Practice within the Public Sector (sponsored by ECL): Newport City Council.
  • Outstanding Organisation Award (sponsored by Newport City Council): Rhug Estate.
  • Best Product of the Year Award (sponsored by Niche Ethical): NappiCycle.
  • Technology for Good Award (sponsored by Evolve): PlantSea Ltd.
  • Retailer of the Year (sponsored by Keep Wales Tidy): Sero Zero Waste.

The National Wales: