WestRock has been recognized for design excellence at the 74th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. The company won 13 awards – the most of any entrant – including the prestigious Eco Award for its 8 pack designs for Budweiser and Bud Light’s 16 oz aluminum bottles.
Sponsored by the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC), the competition is judged by a panel of packaging experts. The awards recognize cartons that represent the best in converting excellence, innovation, and sustainability that the North American folding carton industry has provided its customers over the past year.
The Eco Award recognizes an outstanding use of paperboard in replacing a non-paperboard substrate, creating extremely sustainable packaging, and/or fostering materials reductions or better cubing.
“At WestRock, we know that packaging matters in helping our customers win with consumers,” said Pete Durette, president of Enterprise Solutions & Strategy for WestRock. “We are extremely proud to have been honored by the Paperboard Packaging Council. The designs that were recognized represent the value that we can create for our customers when we combine our market insights with the design and innovation capabilities of our talented employees.”