The 2021 Sustainability Awards have attracted more submissions (309) and greater diversity of innovation than ever before. A panel of 46 global experts from across the value chain has concluded its first round of judging and have announced the finalists for the 2021 Sustainability Awards
As in previous years, there was an overwhelming number of solutions dedicated to circularity and design for recyclability, and once again the ‘Pre-Commercialised’ category gave a thrilling glimpse of the breadth of innovation looming on the horizon. Meanwhile, the newly introduced category focusing on sustainable packaging innovation for the rapidly growing e-commerce sector met with an encouragingly strong response. Winners will be announced at the Sustainability Awards ceremony at FachPack, Nuremberg, Germany on 29th September.
Some of the finalists are:
- Eco-blister packaging for Universal Electronics – STI Group & Vlastuin CDI (Germany). Monomaterial cardboard blister, replacing plastic while reducing overall packaging volume.
- BOPE solution for frozen food – Syntegon Packaging Solutions B.V. & SABIC (Netherlands). A packaging concept for the frozen food industry with a substantial material reduction potential.
- Dynamic Packaging Configuration X Big Data – HelloFresh (Germany). Predicting packaging consumption autonomously and dynamically to cut over-packaging.