“The industry is facing many challenges to address cost and waste reduction as well as sustainability demands while responding to consumers’ needs for greater convenience. Innovation is key to these new packaging approaches and we aim to recognize innovative solutions from around the world that address local needs,” says Shanna Moore, global director of sustainability for DuPont Packaging. “DuPont sponsors this program to recognize achievements that provide learnings to the industry and to highlight the importance of collaboration. Once again we will conduct a global online event that will be open to the industry and in addition, winners will be honored in a celebration event with senior DuPont executives.”
The international jury panel for the awards will be headed by John Bernardo, president, Sustainable Innovations LLC, USA. Entries will be evaluated for excellence in packaging innovation, sustainability and cost/waste reduction.
Entry forms and guidelines are available at www.packaging.dupont.com. The deadline for entries is February 28, 2011. There is no fee for entry, and DuPont materials do not need to be in the packaging structure. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2011.