ANZ victory in 2020 WorldStar Packaging Special Awards


ANZ victory in 2020 WorldStar Packaging Special Awards

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has announced that two shortlisted Australian and New Zealand companies have received the 2020 WorldStar Packaging Special Awards in their categories. The other two ANZ finalists were awarded Silver and Bronze awards.

Australian Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm & Sealed Air for Cryovac Darfresh on Tray vacuum skin technology, received the Gold 2020 Packaging that Saves Food Special Award. The packaging is engineered to address food safety, extend shelf life 25% over the previously used modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) format and improves on-pack communication.

PACT Group for the New Zealand brand Lewis Road Creamery PCR 100% recycled PET milk bottle range received the Gold 2020 Sustainability Special Award. The Silver award in the same category went to Woolworths Australia for replacing plastic trays with pulp-based trays in all stores for over 50 of its in-store bakery products.

The Bronze winner of the 2020 WPO Presidents Award is Plantic Technologies for the Plantic RV Material that was designed for Moana seafood company to be able to supply fresh fish to the online meal delivery company ‘My Food Bag’. This is the first time an ANZ entry has ever won an award in this category.

Winners from across Australia and New Zealand received the highest number of Special Awards and the third-highest number of WorldStar Packaging Awards in the world this year, bringing the total to 21 for the 2020 WorldStar Packaging Awards. This is a significant achievement for the Australian and New Zealand packaging industries, and for the Australian Institute of Packaging, who have led the annual Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards, which are the exclusive feeder program for the WorldStar Packaging Awards for ANZ. Entries for the 2021 PIDA Awards will be open in late 2020.

Due to the current pandemic the winners of each Special Award will receive their awards at Interpack in Dusseldorf, Germany, on 26 February 2021.

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