• CRYOVAC food packaging innovation.
    CRYOVAC food packaging innovation.

JBS Australia and SEE (formerly Sealed Air), winners of the 2023 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards, are finalists for the WorldStar Packaging Awards’ Sustainability category.

Sam Churchill, group manager of sustainability at JBS Australia, said the company is delighted to be globally recognised for its packaging innovation efforts through in partnership with SEE.

“JBS is focused on feeding the world sustainably, which includes addressing the waste and durability challenges that come with packaging," he said.

"We are committed to evolving our packaging to reduce our footprint by focusing on simplicity in design, considering end-of-life recycling, and using materials that keep products fresher for longer. The CRYOVAC Darfresh Mono-PET roll-stock used by JBS Swift exemplifies how we can drive better environmental outcomes, all by dressing the product in less.”

Alessandra Faccin, president of APAC at SEE, added that it is an absolute honour to receive this prestigious recognition.

"This achievement not only underscores the brilliance of our CRYOVAC food packaging innovation, but also reflects our strong commitment to collaboration in our sustainability journey," she said.

"It highlights the value we place on partnerships and the dedication of our teams, who work closely with customers to demonstrate the tangible benefits that sustainable packaging can offer."

The winners of the WorldStar Sustainability special award will be announced on June 15 at the 2024 WorldStar Packaging Awards ceremony during ProPak Asia in Bangkok, Thailand.

A large delegation of Australian and New Zealand companies is expected to attend, with 14 companies set to receive general awards at the event.

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