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Sustainable Solutions Grab Top DuPont Packaging Awards

WILMINGTON, DE: Gillette, Coca Cola, Intel, GlaxoSmithKlein and Heinz are among the top brands to secure DuPont Packaging Awards.The 23rd annual awards program honors packaging innovation and shows how collaboration throughout the global value chain can bring cost-effective innovation to the market to help improve sustainability, the consumer experience and reduce waste.

“This year’s winners show the important role packaging plays in enabling more sustainable consumer goods,” said William J. Harvey, presiden, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. “They also show how innovative use of materials can lead to cost-effective, sustainable packaging solutions.”
These trends bear out in the results of a recent DuPont global survey of packaging professionals which found sustainability is the top challenge facing the industry, closely followed by cost concerns.

John Bernardo, principal, Sustainable Innovations LLC, head of the jury panel, said: “Nearly all of the winning innovations related to reducing waste in the system. The jury could see a much deeper consideration of sustainability concerns, starting with responsible sourcing, thoughtful package design, all the way to end-of-life factors.” In addition to honoring innovation, the DuPont Packaging Awards program stresses the importance of shared learnings and insights as a means of fostering collaboration throughout the value chain.

Each year an esteemed panel awards diamond, gold or silver honors based on "excellence" in one, two or all three categories: Innovation, Sustainability and Cost/Waste Reduction. This year’s expert jury panel evaluated more than 200 entries from 26 countries and awarded two diamond winners, six gold winners and eight silver winners.

Winners included : Procter and Gamnle and Be Green Packaging for Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor; Scholle Packaging and Shell Lubricants for Shell's Motor Oil Bag in a Box; H.J. Heinz and Multivac Co. for Heinz Dip & Squeeze Ketchup package; Stonyfield Farm and Clearlam Packaging for PLA applications in yogurt packaging; and GlaxoSmithKline for 3D graphics on toothpaste packaging. For full details: