DuPont made the announcement of the winners for their 23rd packaging awards yesterday. DuPont packaging awards dates back to 1986. “The awards is the industry’s longest running, global, independently judged celebration of innovation and collaboration throughout the value chain.”
And welcome to social media! Because I learned about it via @DuPont_ability (their witter account for their sustainability news) and the winners was announced through a global webcast.
Participants at this year’s competition are judged based on these three criteria: packaging innovation, sustainability and cost/waste reduction.
And the winners are..
Diamond winners (take three criteria)
These products show excellence in innovation, cost/waste reduction and sustainability
The Procter and Gamble Co. Be Green Packaging – USA
The pulp tray is made of renewable bamboo and bulrush fiber-based materials.
// Ecovative Design – USA
EcoCradle is a natural product grown from mushroom ‘roots’ and regionally sourced agricultural byproducts. It’s made of renewable resources and home compostable.
Gold winners (take two criteria)
Innovation and sustainability or innovation and cost/ waste reduction
// Greif/ Cimplast Embalagens and Cimflex – Brazil
It uses multilayer of agricultural bottles diverted from landfills and remade them into high-value products.
// Apeldoorn Flexible Packaging – The Netherlands; Cloeren Inc. USA
The flexible packaging uses microlayer technology to design a stretch film with optimal properties for beverage industry. It uses 30% less material and reduces damage products during transportation by 80%.
// Aptar – France and USA
This is the first airless dispenser completely made of plastics.
// Scholle Packaging and Shell Global Lubricants – USA
Each bag-in-box packaging system removes 24 lt. bottles from the waste stream that reduces petroleum-based resin usage by 90%.
// Household Essentials, LLC – USA
They package their ironing board cover in a dual-function, sewn-in cloth pouch that can be used later as spray bottle. It reduces package weight by 14% and diverted approximately 375k lbs of PVC from going to landfills. Since package is 35% lighter, it reduces shipping costs and display space.
// Moneta S – Slovakia
It’s an extremely thin film that reduces the weight of the packaging structure.
// H.J. Heinzand Multivac Co. – USA
The new design serves a dual-function package, for dipping or squeezing.
// Stonyfield Farm, Clear Lam Packaging Inc., and Arcil – USA
According to DuPont info, Stonyfield and Clear Lam broke a significant breakthrough use of PLA (polyactic acid) in a high-volume dairy application. PLA resulted in 48% lower greenhouse gas.
Check out the full list of winners of DuPont Awards here.