A new category was included in the awards to celebrate Porirua businesses who are taking the initiative in environmentally friendly practices. The award was won in 2007 by Poly Palace for their initiative and persistence to remove expanded polystyrene from the landfill by reusing it as an insulation tool for housing in the area.
Poly Palace was chosen because of its key attributes:
Not only has the manager driven this business with a commitment and enthusiasm that is infectious he has further ideas for new products and services that can only prove long term that the environment pays.
The environmental award will continue to play a part in the awards with room for expansion as the different issues are tackled and come to the centre of attention for all businesses in the Porirua area.
Porirua Chamber of Commerce