DuPont has announced the winners of the 20th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, which recognized “achievements that improve the sustainability of products and processes.”Here are the winners:
Kraft Foods, Plastipak Packaging – U.S.
Kraft Salad Dressings “redesigned a familiar food container for nearly 19 percent weight reduction, improved transport efficiency and energy conservation while retaining brand appeal.”
Marks & Spencer, Plantic Technologies, Chocolat Frey, Stager – United Kingdom, Australia & Switzerland
Marks & Spencer Swiss Chocolate Assortment “replaced traditional confectionery packaging inserts with a biodegradable component made from renewable resources.”
EarthCycle, Innovia Films – Canada, United Kingdom & Malaysia
EarthCycle-Natureflex Organic Kiwi Package is “new fresh produce packaging that uses only renewable and biodegradable materials in support of responsible sourcing, clean production and effective recovery.”
Lindoya Vida, Klabin – Brazil
Water Bag-in-Box “provides social benefit through an energy-saving alternative approach to bottle systems that improves access to clean drinking water.”
Faerch Plast, Larsen Danish Seafood – Denmark
AMPET Single Serve Danish Seafood “reduced food waste with a new approach for single-serve ambient food packaging.”
Jordans Cereals, Alcan Packaging – United Kingdom & Ireland
Jordans Organic Cereals is using a “new compostable, biodegradable flexible pack that supports natural branding of the product and helps assure effective post-use recovery.”
Gaplast GmbH – Germany
AirLEssMotion Bag-in-Bottle System “reduces energy usage in the manufacturing process by more than 50 percent via new process technology that enables a one-step process to replace a four-part approach.”
Details and photos here.