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The latest round of the WorldStar Packaging Awards has seen Australian and New Zealand companies receive the third highest number of wins in the world, just behind Japan and Germany.

This is the third consecutive year that the region has achieved a top-three spot in the global awards program, reflecting the high standard of  innovative packaging designs being developed in the southern hemisphere.

Only winners from the Australasian Packaging Innovation and Design (PIDA) awards are eligible in the region to enter the prestigious global WorldStar Awards, which are run by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).

The latest round of WorldStar attracted 435 entries from 41 countries and 35 judges determined 214 winners for the 2024 round of the awards program.

According to Nerida Kelton, executive director of the Australian Institute of Packaging (which runs the PIDAs), the Institute is extremely pleased that ANZ PIDA winners have once again been internationally recognised. The tally is 16x awards across 8x categories, including Packaging Materials & Components, Food, Other, Household, Health & Personal Care, E-Commerce, Labelling & Decoration, and Alcoholic Beverages.

“Three of our innovations were recognised across multiple categories – the DualPakECO certified compostable food trays (Confoil/BASF), Wine Protector Packaging (Planet Protector Packaging), and KOi foaming handwash starter kit and refill solution (Coles Group),” Kelton continued.

“In addition, first time entrants Flavour Makers for the Australasian-first Minestrone Soup mono material retort pouch (Flavour Makers and Toppan) and Sustain OzHarvest Cups (Bunzl Australia and New Zealand) were recognised which is extremely special.

“The continued global recognition of Australian and New Zealand packaging designs is a testament to the strict criteria and judging process of our annual Australasian PIDA Awards program, and the supporting work undertaken by the AIP to ensure that our winners enter the WorldStar Awards each year.

“We look forward to celebrating the winners on 15 June at the WorldStar Awards ceremony, which will be held alongside ProPak Asia in Thailand,” Kelton said.

The 2024 WorldStar Packaging Award winners for Australia and New Zealand are:

Australian Organic Food Co Minestrone Soup mono material retort pouch (Flavour Makers & Toppan)
Australian Organic Food Co Minestrone Soup mono material retort pouch (Flavour Makers & Toppan)

Packaging Materials & Components

  • Australian Organic Food Co Minestrone Soup mono material retort pouch (Flavour Makers & Toppan)
  • DualPakECO compostable food trays (Confoil & BASF)
  • Herma InNo Liner Labelling (Result Group & Hanes Australasia)
  • Aqueous BioCups (BioPak)
  • RafCycle by UPM Raflatac

Food

Future Ecology – EmGuard (Oji Fibre Solutions NZ)
Future Ecology – EmGuard (Oji Fibre Solutions NZ)
  • DualPakECO compostable food trays (Confoil & BASF)
  • JBS Swift Lamb Cutlets CRYOVAC Darfesh Mono-PET rollstock (Sealed Air)
  • Coles Finest Carbon Neutral Steak Vacuum Packaging (Coles Group & Plantic Technologies)

Other

Wine Protector (Planet Protector Packaging)
Wine Protector (Planet Protector Packaging)
  • Future Ecology – EmGuard (Oji Fibre Solutions NZ)

Household

  • KOi refillable foaming handwash starter kit and 4 pack refillable handwash tablets (Coles Group)
  • Dulux 50% rPP Paint and Lid (Pact Group & Dulux Group)

E-Commerce

  • Wine Protector (Planet Protector Packaging)

Health & Personal Care

  • KOi refillable foaming handwash starter kit and 4 pack refillable handwash tablets (Coles Group)

Labelling & Decoration

The Good Smoothie Milk Powder Composite Pack (Nutura Organic & Zipform Packaging)
The Good Smoothie Milk Powder Composite Pack (Nutura Organic & Zipform Packaging)
  • The Good Smoothie Milk Powder Composite Pack (Nutura Organic & Zipform Packaging)
  • Sustain OzHarvest Cups (Bunzl Australia and New Zealand)

Alcoholic Beverages

  • Wine Protector (Planet Protector Packaging)

The full list of 2024 WorldStar Packaging Awards are available to view here.

Applications for the 2024 Australasian PIDA Awards will be open in February. The PIDAs are the exclusive feeder program for Australia and New Zealand for the WorldStar Packaging Awards. Click here for more details.

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