Aussies clean up at the WorldStar Global Packaging Awards

Monday, 18 January, 2021

Aussies clean up at the WorldStar Global Packaging Awards

Seven Australian companies have won in the food and beverages categories at the WorldStar Global Packaging Awards.

The companies eligible for WorldStar had already received a national award recognised by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).

Winners of the WorldStar Packaging Awards Food Category include Platypus Print Packaging’s Youfoodz meal kit and Planet Protector Packaging for the Lobster Protector.

Disruptive Packaging’s Uniquor range for cold chain environments and Sealed Air’s Brand Protective Packaging for the TempGuard kerbside recyclable packaging also won in the category.

Coca-Cola Amatil’s 100% recyclable rPET bottles, Ecolean’s Bannister Downs Dairy WA chilled pasteurised range and Brownes Dairy’s Australia’s first renewable gable top milk carton took out the prizes in the Beverage Category.

There were three other Australian and/or New Zealand companies internationally recognised at the awards including: winner of the WorldStar Packaging Awards Labelling & Decoration Category: NCI Packaging & DuluxGroup for the Porter’s Paints range; and in the WorldStar Packaging Awards Household Category: Pact Group for New Zealand’s Earthwise brand of PCR 75% rHDPE household cleaning range, and Birdstone Collective & NCI Packaging for the DuluxGroup Cabot’s Ready Bucket.

WPO President Pierre Pienaar said the submissions were of a significantly high standard, with many reflecting the focus of packaging with sustainability in mind.

“Also of interest was the number of clever and unique ideas. We received a good variety of entries covering all the categories,” he said.

Winners will be recognised in an Awards Gala Ceremony in May 2021, which is likely to be held virtually.

PIDA 2021

Entries are also open for the 2021 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) for Australia and New Zealand.

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has designed PIDA to recognise companies and individuals who make a significant difference in their field in Australia and New Zealand.

Winners at the PIDA Awards can enter WPO’s WorldStar Packaging Awards next year. To download the entry forms and criteria, click here.

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