DuPont packaging awards to reward innovation and sustainability

By Katie Bird

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DuPont’s packaging and industrial polymers sector is calling for entries for its 2011 packaging awards where it will award innovative and sustainable packaging.

The company is looking for entries that meet consumer needs while being innovative, sustainable and having a good cost/waste reduction.

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According to DuPont, the program aims to recognize achievements that can further the knowledge of the industry and highlight the importance of collaboration.

“The industry is facing many challenges to address cost and waste reduction as well as sustainability demands while responding to consumers’ needs for greater convenience,”​ said global director of sustainability for DuPont Packaging, Shanna Moore.

“Innovation is key to these new packaging approaches and we aim to recognize innovative solutions from around the world that address local needs,” ​she added.

Applicable to all industries, including cosmetics, personal care and food, the awards are open until February 28.

P&G and Aveda previous winners

Previous award winners in the cosmetics and personal care domain include P&G’s redesign of the Scope Outlast Mouthwash and Aveda’s Vintage Clove Shampoo from Estée Lauder.

Scope Outlast was a redesign of an established brand and the new packaging was referred to as a ‘Genie’ bottle. According to DuPont, not only did the package bring a totally new and eye catching shape to the brand, it also reduced PET content by 20 percent, bringing environmental and cost savings.

Aveda’s Vintage Clove Shampoo was a winner in 2009 for its 96 percent recycled HDPE content bottles and caps of 100 percent recycled polypropylene.

The company also said it was awarding the outreach collection programme that Aveda funded and organised, which involved recovering plastic caps in schools and retail stores.

DuPont called the producer involvement in a take back scheme of such proportions revolutionary, and noted the educational aspect of working in schools. In addition, it noted that the bottles had been produced in a facility using wind power.

More information about the awards can be found here​.

Related topics: Packaging & Design

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