“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 at Messe Düsseldorf. “We are delighted to be able to 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 Johannes Bergmair, vice president sustainability and food safety at the WPO.
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 before interpack 2017. Honours 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.
Packaging South Asia is the cooperating media partner for drupa 2016 which is scheduled to be held from 31 May to 10 June at Dusseldorf, Germany.