Sustainability innovations triumph in DuPont Packaging awards 2011
By Rory Harrington
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Sustainability and waste reduction innovations were heavily recognised as the 2011 winners in the DuPont Packaging Awards were announced this week.
Industry leaders such as Coca-Cola, Multivac and Heinz all scooped prizes although many of the top honours this year were handed out in the non-food sectors. Packaging for motor oil, agricultural containers and household items caught the judges’ eye – along with a host of innovations for primary and secondary food packaging.
“The nominees and winners this year show how sustainability considerations are driving innovation,” said Shanna Moore, global director, sustainability – DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. “We see how sustainability takes many shapes – ranging from use of organic or renewably sourced materials to the relentless drive to reduce waste and weight.”
This year’s nine-member expert jury evaluated more than 200 entries from around the world and awarded two diamond winners, six gold winners and eight silver winners.
Jury head John Bernardo, of Sustainable Innovations LLC, said: “Nearly all of the winning innovations related to reducing waste in the system. The jury could see a much deeper consideration of sustainability concerns, starting with responsible sourcing, thoughtful package design, all the way to end of life factors.”
Click on the images to find out details of the award winners