WPO announces Special Awards Winners

WorldStar Special Award Winners announced


April, 2020 - WPO (World Packaging Organisation – www.worldpackaging.org) announced Bronze, Silver and Gold Special Award Winners in categories Marketing, Sustainability, Packaging that Saves Food and President’s Award.  

President’s Award Winners

GOLD (pictured left) Magna International Pte Ltd, Singapore for the Vappro VBCI 826 Soluplast

SILVER – Cafès Novell, Spain for the Compostable Barrier Organic Coffee Capsules compatible with Nespresso Coffee Makers

BRONZE - Plantic Technologies, Australia for the PLANTICTM RV Skin Packaging Materials       

 BRONZE - Coca-Cola Brazil for the Universal Returnable Bottle

Pierre Pienaar, WPO President, explains why he chose the Gold for the President’s Award: “This revolutionary biodegradable non-toxic water-soluble plastic packaging film is a world first solving corrosion problems of the industry clearly with the environment in mind. It exceeds the 3R’s of packaging philosophy: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. It was developed to replace conventional polyethylene non-biodegradable anti-corrosion films, without the need for environmentally harmful rust preventives. It is to be noted that it aligns with my objectives of eliminating the plastics pollution of the oceans as it's completely dissolvable in water. It can be used in conjunction with any packaging materials such as paper, paperboard, wood crates or plastic films.  My personal and heartiest congratulations as a standout clear winner”.

  Sustainability Award Winners

GOLD (pictured left) Pact, New Zealand for the Lewis Road 100% rPET Milk Bottle

SILVER - Woolworths, Australia for the Woolworths Bakery Plant Fibre Tray
BRONZE - JASA Packaging Solutions B.V.,Netherlands for the Bag-2-Paper™



Packaging that Saves Food Award Winners

GOLD (pictured left) Sealed Air, Australia for Hazeldene's Chicken Farm and Sealed Air for Cryovac® (Darfresh® on Tray

SILVER - Beijing Easite Packaging Design Co. Ltd for the Npop DEQINGYUAN Recyclable Egg-box
BRONZE - PLACON®, USA for HomeFresh® Entrée 




Marketing Award Winners

GOLD (pictured left) PepsiCo Inc., USA for the PEPSI NFL Laces Can
SILVER - LG Household & Health Care, South Korea for the O Hui Day Shield Smart Pumping Foundation Cushion

BRONZE - Placon®, USA for the Paclock Bi-Fold Clamshell 


Regarding the WorldStar Award ceremony, Pierre Pienaar explains: “During Interpack 2021, on 26 February, there will be a special ceremony to present only the Special Awards to the respective recipients. I apologise for this change from our usual annual presentations, but do assure you that all will be back to normal for the May 2021 award presentations in Buenos Aires, Argentina.”

Full details of the winners can be found at http://www.worldstar.org/worldstar-winners-2020

 For more information:

Liliam Benzi

WPO Press & Communication Officer


 (+ 55 11) 99989-1597 


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