15 October 2020
The winners of the Sustainability Awards 2020 have been unveiled in a digital event.
This year’s overall winner was the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research with their bioORMOCER® biodegradable functional barrier coatings, which also won within the Biobased Packaging category. Other big winners included a collaboration between Maison Ruinart, Pusterla 1880 and James Cropper; Henkel, Bericap, Penn Color, Syntegon, and Ardagh Group. Finally, the deserving recipient of our popular ‘Readers’ Award’ was Beiersdorf AG.
Independently judged by an expert jury representing a cross-section of the international packaging value chain, including leading brand owners and retailers, sustainability organisations, waste management, academia and industry experts, the competition sees every growing engagements each year, assessing submissions from start-ups and global brands by the same, carefully considered criteria.
In the ‘Resource Efficiency’ category, the judges chose the ‘Second Skin’ paper champagne case that was created by a collaboration between Maison Ruinart, Pusterla 1880 and James Cropper France. The champagne caise is described as innovative, eco-responsible and ultra-light, and is crafted from natural wood fibers sourced from sustainably managed European forests, that is easily and fully recyclable.
The other finalists in this category were Huhtamaki with their Eco PBL 240/9 tube laminate, Frugalpac’s coffee cup from recycled paperboard and Danone’s Volvic 8: 100% rPET bottle.