Worldstar Winners 2018 - Sustainability Award

Special award: 
Sustainability Award
Award won: 
Gold
Company: 
Starlinger & Co. Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Country: 
Austria

No virgin material is needed for the production of the rPET PP*STAR® woven fabric pinch-bottom bag. Made from 100% used PET (bottle flakes), it is recycled as well as fully recyclable. It is lightweight compared to multilayer paper bags, extremely break-and-tear resistant, visually appealing, food-safe, and cost-efficient in production. Investing years of research and development into bottle-to-fabric technology has paid off: (r)PET fabric is the preferred material for packaging food products and consumer goods (due to food-safety, aroma protection and attractive shelf display) and heavy-duty

Special award: 
Sustainability Award
Award won: 
Silver
Company: 
CLP INDUSTRIES LTD
Country: 
Israel

The patent-pending iPaint by Nirlat is an innovative product which revolutionizes the way consumers paint their homes. iPaint makes it a clean, seamless and effortless experience, eliminating the traditional paint bucket and tray. The innovation stems from the fact that the iPaint pouch has 2 compartments: air and paint. iPaint is a closed wall painting system that will replace the traditional roller and tray. Compared to the paint bucket, iPaint is more eco-friendly due to less remaining packaging volume after use. While the plastic bucket is volumetric, the bag at the end of use can be folded and discarded.

Special award: 
Sustainability Award
Award won: 
Silver
Company: 
VPZ Verpackungszentrum GmbH
Country: 
Austria

Compostable Packnatur® cellulose nets made from Lenzing Modal® – a by-product of forest thinning – have replaced plastic nets for organic fruit and vegetables in all leading Austrian supermarkets. This internationally awarded innovation has been developed by VPZ in cooperation with the Lenzing AG, Borckenstein GmbH and EOM Erzeugerorganisation Marchfeldgemüse and is now poised to conquer the global market. The new Packnatur® Organic Wineglass Labels complement this revolutionary net packaging. The Organic Wineglass Labels, jointly developed by VPZ, IM Polymer and Lenzing Plastics, are made from a new organic compound of cellulose paper and organic film using 100% renewable, biodegradable raw materials. The Packnatur® Organic Wineglass Labels are ready for market launch, following successful tests in Austria, Germany and Luxembourg.

Special award: 
Sustainability Award
Award won: 
Bronze
Company: 
BIO-LUTIONS International AG
Country: 
Germany

Let's replace the plastic! BIO-LUTIONS gives the truly green solution by producing 100% biodegradable packaging and disposable tableware made of 100% agricultural residuals with the same affordability as one of the worlds’ biggest polluters. Let's change the game. Let's change the world. Our aim is to end the excessive use of petroleum plastic and cellulose based products and finally there is an affordable alternative. We want to spread our solution into the entire world, our planet, our home. With local raw materials, for local production, for local markets. Almost CO2 neutral.