How to engage with the Sustainability Awards

Entries to the Sustainability Awards are made via our submissions platform: it’s a simple process, which you can start by clicking the link on this site, registering, and filling in the entry form. On this page you can find details of this year’s Sustainability Awards calendar and competition categories, download the competition rules and guidelines, and consult our FAQs for entrants.

Sustainability Awards Timeline

 

Submissions open - 16th January 2023

Click here to start your entry

 

Submissions close - 17th March 2023

 

Finalists announced - 29th May 2023

 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED - 13-15 November 2023

Sustainable Packaging Summit, Amsterdam

 

RENEWABLE MATERIALS

 

Development or innovative use of bio-based materials (such as fibre-based or bioplastics) with significant positive impact or potential in packaging applications.


RECYCLABLE PACKAGING

 

Innovations in packaging materials to facilitate recyclability; design for recyclability.

BEST PRACTICE

 

Open to initiatives, projects, collaborations and strategies that make an outstanding contribution to minimizing the environmental impact of packaging and its supply chain.

RENEWABLE MATERIALS
Pre-commercialized

 

Products that are not yet in commercial use which are characterized by the development or innovative utilization of bio-based materials (such as fibre-based or bioplastics) with significant positive impact or potential in packaging applications.

CLIMATE

 

Packaging innovations that drive resource efficiency, e.g. through downgauging or reducing the carbon footprint of materials, or reducing the overall climate impact of packaged product itself, without causing other unintended environmental impacts.

MACHINERY

 

Innovations in engineering that have increased production line environmental efficiencies (in energy, water consumption or waste reduction) or facilitated adoption of sustainable packaging materials.

E-COMMERCE

 

Packaging innovations delivering holistic sustainability gains in e-commerce and direct-to-consumer channels.

DRIVING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Pre-commercialized

 

Innovations that are not yet in commercial use in the areas of recycling technology, reusable packaging systems, facilitation of increased recycling, or involving significant use of recycled feedstocks.

ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT
Pre-commercialized

 

Smart packaging innovations, including active coatings and communicative packaging technologies, that are not yet in commercial use.

DRIVING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

 

Breakthroughs and innovations in recycling technology or reusable packaging systems; initiatives promoting increase in recycling rates or nurturing demand for recyclate; ground-breaking use of recycled feedstocks.

ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT

 

Smart packaging innovations, including active coatings and communicative packaging technologies.

CLIMATE
Pre-commercialized

 

Packaging innovations not yet in commercial use that drive resource efficiency, e.g. through downgauging or reducing the carbon footprint of materials, or reducing the overall climate impact of packaged product itself.

RECYCLABLE PACKAGING
Pre-commercialized

 

Not yet commercialized innovations in packaging materials that facilitate recyclability or are characterized by design for recyclability.

FAQS