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Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has picked up a nod for its Foopak packaging, winning Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today’s Product of the Year Award.

Foopak uses a water-based coating, as opposed to petroleum, to increase compostability. According to APP, it offers a practical alternative to plastic and Styrofoam; is effective for wet, hot, and cold storage; and is FDA compliant and ISEGA certified for compostability within 12 weeks.

According to Felix Koh, senior vice president and global business unit head, APP, Foopak has the potential to keep tonnes of polystyrene and polyethylene-laminate paperboard out of landfills every year, and meets both consumer and business sustainability goals.

“We’re honoured to be recognised for our innovative and compostable Foopak product. It is one of our core business goals to bring sustainable products to market and have a positive impact on the environment,” he said.

The Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today Product of the Year award is judged by industry experts on product success, capabilities, and positive effects on the industry.

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