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Elektro-Nick 2019

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The “Elektro-Nick 2019” was awarded by the Austrian Coordination Body For Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EAK) on April, 09th as part of the annual waste management consultancy workshop held at the Lindner Hotel am Belvedere in Vienna.



Main focus for the Elektro-Nick 2019 was „Proper handling of lithium batteries / rechargeable batteries“.
Three winners, who implemented this topic with great creativity and sensitivity in a particular vivid and informative way were selected from the numerous submissions from all over Austria by a panel of six experts.
On the day before Federal Minister Elisabeth Köstinger (Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism – BMNT) congratulated the finalists during a photo shooting at the Ministry and praised the great commitment of the Austrian waste consultants.
Photo (l. to r.): Ing. Alfred Krenn (CEO AWV-Leoben), Ing. Angelika Büchler MSc (Waste Association Hollabrunn), Mag. Elisabeth Giehser (CEO of EAK), Federal Minister Elisabeth Köstinger (BMNT), DI Ingrid Pirgmayer (MA48 Vienna), Bettina Leiner (AWV Spittal/Drau), Karin Dostal (EAK)

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And the Winner is…

Bettina Leiner from Spittal / Drau (Carinthia) won the Elektro-Nick 2019 – the charming trophy created by students of the Montanuniversität Leoben – as well as a cheque for EUR 700, – due to an extremely professional, multimedia presentation of the main focus. She created radio spots, a short video and posters, which were also showed in cinemas before the feature-film started.

The prize winners:

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1st price – the Elektro-Nick 2019 and a cheque for 700 euros went to Mrs. Bettina Leiner (waste consultant in Spittal/Drau) due to the multimedial presentation of the main focus.

2nd price (500 euros) were the employees of the AWV-Leoben (Styria), due to their excellent presentation of the topic “Lithiumbatteries” during their “Partner Day 2018”.

3rd price (300 euros) was awarded to Mrs. DI Ingrid Pirgmayr (MA48 Vienna) due to her extensive and creative engagement, especially for a student-video project and a self-composed battery song.

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