Although the official award ceremony had to be postponed, the organizers of the PacktheFuture Award 2020 — ELIPSO, the French plastics packaging organization and the IK German association for plastics packaging and films — were delighted to announce the ten winners of the 2020 edition of this sustainable packaging design competition.
The competition drew some 58 submissions, confronting the jury with a demanding task. Fourteen entries made the shortlist, from which the ten winners were finally selected.
The award recognizes well-designed packaging that satisfies the requirements regarding of security of supply, protection of the contents, use of recycled material, sustainable design and more in an innovative and sustainable manner.
This year marked the fifth edition of the award. According to the organizers, the "high quality of the submissions shows that the members of IK and ELIPSO are already very successfully on the way to more sustainable plastic packaging."
The attention for sustainability reflects the importance of this topic for the European plastic packaging industry. The organizers also noted that the high number of entries in the Eco Design category demonstrates just how seriously the issue of recycling management is being taken by companies in the sector.
The PackTheFuture Award is based on an initiative of ELIPSO and IK. It was launched with the aim of increasing the awareness of the innovative potential of plastic packaging in Europe.
The Award Ceremony will take place on Nov. 24 during the international All4Pack fair in Paris.
The PackTheFuture Award is a competition recognized by the World Packaging Organization (WPO) and its winners are entitled to participate in the WorldStar Awards. This year's winners are therefore eligible to compete in the WorldStar Awards 2021.
The winners of the PackThe Future Award 2020 are:
Category Eco Design:
• Albea Services SAS (France) for Greenleaf 2
• Duoplast AG (Germany) for Duo Earth 4
• Mauser Packaging Solutions (Germany) for Mauser Infinity Series IBC
• Sidel Blowing & Services S.A.S (France) for AYA
• Verpa Folie Weidhausen GmbH (Germany) for PE based carrier strip
Special Jury Award: Storopack (France) for The Box
Product Protection Category: Storopack Deutschland GmbH + Co. KG (Germany) for Onco Line Reusable System OL 15l
Social Benefit Category: Boxon GmbH (Germany) for rPET Big Bag and ETS Bernhardt et Cie (France) for SolarSack
Save Food Category: Südpack Verpackungen GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) for Multipeel Pure PP