Four entries from Australia and New Zealand have been named finalists in special categories at the WorldStar awards for 2020.
The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) has announced Plantic’s RVSkin Packaging Materials as a finalist for the President’s Award; Woolworths Australia’s Bakery Plant Fibre Tray and Pact Group New Zealand’s Lewis Road 100% rPET Milk Bottle as finalists for the Sustainability Award; and Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm and Sealed Air Australia as Packaging that Saves Food Award Finalists for Cryovac Darfresh on Tray.
A record eleven companies from Australia and New Zealand have been named as winners across six categories at the WorldStar awards. The Australia and New Zealand winners will be presented with their trophies at the 2020 WorldStar Packaging Awards at interpack in Dusseldorf, Germany on 8 May.
For companies interested in seeing their innovation receive recognition on the national and, ultimately, world stage, the 2020 PIDA Awards are now open for submissions and entry forms and criteria can be accessed through http://aipack.com.au/education/pida/. The PIDA aards, run by the Australian Institute of Packaging and Packaging New Zealand are the exclusive feeder awards for entries into the WorldStar Awards competition.
The full list of finalists in the special categories are:
President’s Award Finalists
• Plantic RV Skin Packaging Materials (Plantic Technologies, Australia)
• Compostable barrier organic coffee capsules compatible with Nespresso coffee makers (Cafès Novell, Spain)
• Vappro VBCI 826 Soluplast (Magna International Pte Ltd., Singapore)
• Universal Returnable Bottle (Coca-Cola Brazil)
Sustainability Award Finalists
• Woolworths Bakery Plant Fibre Tray (Woolworths, Australia)
• Lewis Road 100% rPET Milk Bottle (Pact, New Zealand)
• Bag-2-Paper (JASA Packaging Solutions B.V.,Netherlands)
Packaging that Saves Food Award Finalists
• HomeFresh Entrée (Placon, USA)
• Npop Deqingyuan Recyclable Egg-box (Beijing YiSide Packaging Design Co. Ltd
• Hazeldene's Chicken Farm and Sealed Air for Cryovac Darfresh on Tray (Sealed Air,
Marketing Award Finalists
• Pepsi NFL Laces Can (PepsiCo Inc., USA)
• O Hui Day Shield Smart Pumping Foundation Cushion (LG Household&Health Care, South Korea)
• PackLock Bi-Fold Clamshell (Placon, USA)