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PAC’s Just One Package Challenge winners announced

By Canadian Packaging staff   

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Two categories of students and innovators provide their solutions to reduce consumer reliance on single-use packages/bags at retail.

TORONTO—On May 18, 2016, PAC, Packaging Consortium held its Just One Package Innovation Challenge where innovators and students presented their solutions to reduce consumer reliance on single-use packages/bags at retail—with audience members voting for the winners.

Walmart Canada sponsored the Student Competition, while Canadian Tire, Costco, Home Depot, Sobeys, and Walmart Canada participated on the judging panel for both events.

The students of four Canadian colleges and one university were given a fictitious but detailed design brief, requiring them to design a packaging solution in relation to Walmart Canada’s plastic bag waste reduction initiative, which is designed to reduce consumer reliance on single-use bags.

The goal is to eliminate the need to ‘bag’ mid to large sized items, and to design a ‘carrying’ solution into the product’s packaging or instore applications for handling and transportation convenience to the home. The students had the freedom to select any product that would typically be put into a large size carry out bag.


Just One Package Student Competition

1st place:


Conestoga  College
Lindsay Van Wyck
Kelly Goodwin
Eduardo Diniz Souza

2nd place

pacjopcdurhamDurham College
Gwenda Thomas
Jasmine Isidoro

3rd Place

pacjopchumberHumber College
Amanda McCutcheon

Mohawk College

pacjopcmohawkDaniel Slaa


Ryerson University

pacjopcryersonAlyssa Andino
Elina Shafigullina

For the Just One Package Innovation Challenge:

1st Place:

pacjopc1Enzo Caso and Olivier Van Migem – Reflective Shopper


pacjopc2aCorey Capello and Steve Hunter – Celplast and Davik USA

pacjopc2bJim West and Steve Doster – Unisource/Veritiv and 3M


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