Celebrating the best in ecological packaging design, the 26th European Carton Excellence Awards, Europe’s most prestigious annual competition for cartonboard packaging, is now open for entries.
The Awards, hosted by Pro Carton and the European Carton Makers Association (ECMA), challenges partners from all levels within the supply chain to showcase the most innovative packaging designs made from cartonboard, the most ecologically balanced packaging medium.
The awards consist of four categories:
- General Packaging – Virgin Fibre;
- General Packaging – Recycled Fibre;
- Food & Drink Packaging – Virgin Fibre;
- Food & Drink Packaging – Recycled Fibre;
- Special awards for Innovation, Sustainability (previously known as the Save The Planet Award) and the Carton of the Year.
Finally, the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite pack in the Public Award, while a number of Platinum and Gold Award winners will also be chosen. Winners are chosen by a panel of packaging experts, representing different stakeholders from the cartonboard value chain. The panel will assess each entry against various criteria including graphic and structural design, production techniques, cost-efficiency, ecology, innovation and convenience.
Winfried Mühling, General Manager, Pro Carton, said, “At Pro Carton, we are all about promoting the sustainability credentials and brilliance of cartonboard, and what better way to do that than with the European Carton Excellence Awards. Despite only joining Pro Carton in October last year, I have followed the awards closely for years and have been frequently blown away by the quality of submissions and the versatility of fibre-based packaging. I am extremely excited to see the creativity and functionality of the 2022 entries.”