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Article by By Anne Marie Mohan, Editor, Greener Package 28 January 2013

WorldStar Sustainability Award candidates announced

The WPO (World Packaging Organization, [Status]) has announced the candidates for three special awards within the WorldStar Awards 2013: the President’s Award, the Marketing Award, and the Sustainability Award.
Among the packages named on the Sustainability Award Shortlist are the Infini bottle from Nampak Plastics Europe; the Loop Pallet from IPG Intelligent Packaging Group – Sweden; and Mount Franklin Easy Crush from Coca-Cola Amatil – Australia.

According to WPO, Nampak's new Infini monolayer high-density polyethylene milk bottle is up to 25% lighter (depending on size, [Status]) than industry-standard bottles while still meeting all current performance specifications. In addition, it offers consumers a modern, improved design, and enhanced functionality. The bottle is 100% recyclable with post-consumer recycled content of up to 15%. Its new design uses approximately 16,000 tonnes (17,600 tons, [Status]) less material and offers carbon savings of around 34,000 tonnes (37,500 tons, [Status]) per year. The Infini was launched in 2012, and by the end of the year, 100 million bottles were manufactured and sold.

One bronze, one silver, and one gold award for each award will be announced on May 9, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Back to top ^