Przegląd zrównoważonych opakowań

Znamy finalistów Packaging Europe's Sustainability Awards 2023. Międzynarodowe jury ekspertów Sustainability Awards, najbardziej prestiżowego na świecie konkursu na zrównoważone opakowania, zakończyło pierwszą rundę oceniania, wybierając 60 innowacji i inicjatyw jako finalistów w trzynastu kategoriach. Nazywana „Nagrodą Nobla” w dziedzinie zrównoważonych innowacji w dziedzinie opakowań, nagrody Sustainability Awards przyciągają zgłoszenia od start-upów, globalnych marek, środowisk akademickich i producentów OEM oraz z każdego regionu świata. Do tegorocznego konkursu wpłynęło łącznie 325 ważnych zgłoszeń, charakteryzujących się większą różnorodnością niż kiedykolwiek wcześniej. Oto finaliści Sustainability Awards 2023:

Climate category 

  • Paper wash-off label for easy re-use of packaging (Avery Dennison, Europe) 
  • Paper bags for dishwasher detergents (Procter and Gamble & Mondi, Belgium, Germany, Hungary) 
  • SIGNATURE EVO alu-free full barrier packaging material for aseptic cartons (SIG Combibloc, Germany) 
  • Plastic alternative that dissolves in water at ambient temperature (AB InBev & Solutum, Israel) 
  • UV direct to metal replacment for solvent-based coatings (ACTEGA, Brasilata Labs, Plasmatreat, Brazil) 


Driving the Circular Economy category 

  • Boomerang washing-refilling system for reusable water bottles (Ball Corporation and Boomerang Water, USA) 
  • Closed loop recycled paint containers (Berry Global, UK) 
  • Digitising packaging recyclability, utilising software to cut through complexity (Recyda, Germany) 
  • Smart dispensers for on-the-go reusable packaging for Chilean universities (Algramo & Coca-Cola Chile, Chile) 
  • Reuse tech platform (VYTAL Global, Germany) 


Renewable Materials category 

  • Frndly seaweed-based flexible packaging (Go Do Good Studio, India) 
  • MelOx NGen renewable oxygen barrier for plastics (Melodea, Israel) 
  • ECOCLIC® cartonboard box for liquid laundry capsules (Procter and Gamble, Belgium) 
  • The Fibre Bottle (Cullen ECO Friendly Packaging, UK) 
  • Bioplastic keg caps (AB InBev & Erthos, India) 


Recyclable Packaging category 

  • CirKit ClearPrime printable delamination and deinking primers (Siegwerk, Germany) 
  • Project Balaton monomaterial dispensing closure (Kraft Heinz, Netherlands) 
  • All-paper TempGuard gusset insulated bag for temperature assurance (Sealed Air, New Zealand, China, Singapore) 
  • Skip cartonboard pack for laundry detergent capsules (Graphic Packaging & Unilever, USA) 


E-Commerce category 

  • Automated smart store and smart supply chain for sustainable future (Blockstore Group, Finland) 
  • Pre-certified frustration-free packaging for wine (Smurfit Kappa, Netherlands) 
  • AirWave PaperWave air cushions made from recycled paper in a box (Flöter Verpackungs-Service, Germany) 
  • Reusable e-commerce security seals (Linksmart Technologies, India) 
  • Paper-based insulated cold chain solutions (Ranpak, USA, Netherlands) 


Machinery category 

  • AI-powered automation to improve recovery of flexible packaging (AMP Robotics, USA, Netherlands, UK) 
  • BOXpadder Vipro-P8 smart optimization of padding (Opitz Packaging Systems, Germany) 
  • Delta OF-360 X IMA Ilapak Switzerland 
  • paper-ON-form retrofit kit for cold-sealable paper packaging on existing flow wrapping machines (Syntegon, Switzerland) 


Active & Intelligent category 

  • Smart label powered refill solution (Adrich, Netherlands, UK, USA) 
  • Novel semiconductor chips underpinning smart reusable packaging systems (Pragmatic Semiconductor, UK) 
  • Mess-free smart refill solution (WeRefill, Netherlands) 
  • IoT platform for supply chain sustainability (Wiliot, Israel, USA)  


Best Practice category 

  • Coles reusable fresh produce bag roll-out (Coles Group, Australia) 
  • Corona beer crate protecting the ocean (AB InBev, Germany) 
  • Corrugated sheet production powered by anaerobic digestion bioenergy (CorrBoard, UK) 
  • Glass recycling strategy (Krysteline Technologies, UK) 
  • Label-free bottles (PepsiCo, China) 

Pre-Commercialized section of the competition: 


Climate (Pre-Commercialized) category 

  • Low-carbon Canupak beauty care packaging (ALPLA, Austria) 
  • Quantum thinking to lightweight PET bottle (Amcor Rigid Packaging, USA) 
  • ICEBREAKER 167 producing aluminium foil rolls without core (Rotomac, Italy) 
  • Low temperature WashOff labels for rigid PET bottles (CCL Label, Germany) 


Driving the Circular Economy (Pre-Commercialized) category 

  • COtooCLEAN recycling flexible polyolefins films back to food-grade plastic (NEXTEK, UK) 
  • Evolution deinking primer (Flint Group, International) 
  • GreenHeart Fiber paper-based structure (Saica Flex, Spain) 
  • Smart nanocoatings to eliminate plastic waste (Nfinite Nanotech, Canada) 
  • Paper-based packaging for heavy telecom equipment (Ericsson, Sweden) 


Renewable Materials (Pre-Commercialized) category 

  • Breakthrough green chemistry process for paper packaging barriers (Cellulotech, Canada, France) 
  • Millet Straw based paper packaging (Craste, India) 
  • Releaf Bag - shopping bags made from fallen leaves (Releaf Paper, Ukraine & France) 
  • Tablet blister made from renewable raw materials with organic coating (PAPACKS, Germany)  
  • traceless® compostable material made from agricultural plant residues (traceless materials, Germany) 


Recyclable Packaging (Pre-Commercialized) category 

  • Recyclable yogurt FFS pack (OLGA - Amcor - CEDAP - Plastiques VENTHENAT – SYNERLINK, France) 
  • OneBARRIER FibreCycle recycle-ready high-barrier paper-based flexible packaging (Bobst, UPM & Michelman, Italy, UK, Luxemburg, Finland) 
  • Bubble wrap made from 100% recycled paper (Papair, Germany) 
  • Oxygen barrier coating for food packaging (Siegwerk & Henkel, Germany) 
  • ZenCode WA Star NC ink designed to deink and be recycled with plastic bottles (Flint Group, International) 


Active & Intelligent (Pre-Commercialized) category 

  • Clamshell with modified humidity and controlled-release anti-spoilage (USDA-ARS, USA) 
  • Digital Temperature indicator label, integrated with a passive RFID or NFC transponder (CleanTech and Beyond, Thailand) 
  • Smart packaging for modified atmosphere of fresh produce (Wageningen University and Istanbul Technical University, Netherlands, Turkey) 
  • Starch-based biopolymer as active and intelligent food packaging (National University of Malaysia and Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management & Technology, Malaysia) 
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