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Packaging Europe has announced the winners of its third annual Sustainability Awards, celebrating innovation and creativity that makes significant environmental advances across the CPG supply chain.

Winners in the respective categories are:

Best Practice

Winner: Swedish supermarket ICA for pioneering laser marking of fruit and vegetables, a practice since taken up internationally by companies such as Marks and Spencer. 

Cutting Food Waste

Winner: RPC bpi protec for its opaque, breathable X-Hance film, designed to protect, preserve and promote.

Circular Economy

Winner: The Virtuous Circle, coordinated by DuPont, illuminating new business models for recycling of multilayer films.

Runner-up: B-Pack & Dow, Easy Split separable multilayer packaging.

Weight Reduction

Winner: Jindal Films for its multiple downgauging projects.

Runner-up: Coveris, printed Optys bottle.


Winner: Bosch Packaging Technology & BillerudKorsnäs for Sealed Paper Packaging

Runner-up: Parkside, Compostable biscuit bag.


Winner: CMC Srl for their CartonPack high-speed individually tailored packing of different sized multipacks for the e-commerce segment. 

Runner-up: iMould smart IML systems.

…And the overall winner is Papierfabrik Scheufelen its development of packaging papers made from locally sourced, sun-dried grass