New SAVE FOOD Packaging Awards
April 7, 2016
by Canadian Packaging staff
In anticipation of the upcoming edition of the world’s most important trade fair for the packaging sector and related processing industries, which is taking place from May 4-10, 2017, interpack is cooperating with the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).
Within the scope of this cooperation, the WPO has extended its celebrated WorldStar Awards to include the category “SAVE FOOD Packaging Awards”. The WorldStar Awards commend best-practice approaches that have already proven themselves on the national level, and the awards will be presented at a ceremony during interpack 2017.
“We are giving the WorldStar Awards a platform in keeping with the standing of these celebrated awards. After all, in terms of innovation density and internationality, no other event can rival interpack worldwide,” says Bernd Jablonowski, global portfolio director packaging and processing with event organizer Messe Düsseldorf.
“We are delighted to be able support the idea of SAVE FOOD with an award. Good packaging can of course go a long way towards reducing food loss and wastage,” stresses WPO vice-president of sustainability and food safety Dr Johannes Bergmair.
SAVE FOOD Packaging Awards
The SAVE FOOD Packaging Awards recognize packaging solutions distinguished by their capacity to reduce food loss and wastage – for instance, by prolonging the packaged product’s shelf life or with intelligent concepts for portioning or protecting the contents of packages once they have been opened.
In the adjudication of the submissions, it is also important that the package’s production is resource-efficient and makes use of as little packaging material as necessary. Overall, associations from more than 15 countries are participating – including ones in Africa and the Middle East – in the staging of the awards. These are choosing national winners in a variety of categories in advance of interpack 2017. Honors will be going to retail and transport packages, among other things.
The national winners will then be competing at interpack 2017 for the WorldStar Award in the SAVE FOOD category and will be exhibited at the “innovationparc” special show, which will again, following on from 2014, be devoted to the topics associated with SAVE FOOD.
About the World Packaging Organisation (WPO)
The World Packaging Organisation is a non-profit, non-governmental, international federation of national packaging institutes and associations, regional packaging federations and other interested parties including corporations and trade associations. Founded on September 6, 1968 in Tokyo by visionary leaders from the global packaging community, the primary activities of the organization today are to promote education through meetings, special activities and publications, to sponsor an international packaging design awards programme and to facilitate contact and exchange among the various national institutes of packaging. The WPO vision is “Better Quality of Life, Through Better Packaging, For More People”.
More information available at www.worldpackaging.org.
Information about interlock 2017 can be found at www.interpack.com.