First round of winners announced for Save Food Design Awards, Sustainability Design Awards at recent Shanghai World of Packaging Exhibition; World Packaging Organisation participated as jury member

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December 19, 2023 (press release) –

The first round of winners of the ‘Sustainability Design & Save Food Design Awards’ were recently announced at the swop trade exhibition in partnership with Messe Düsseldorf, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) and WPO (World Packaging Organisation – The judges for the awards also came from these Organizations.  The new award is one of products of the SAVE FOOD Initiative, jointly founded by Messe Düsseldorf, interpack trade exhibition and FAO that aims to create global networks, awareness, programs and competitions that can help fight food loss and waste and have a collaborative voice for this important topic.
According to Thomas Dohse, Director of interpack alliance, “The SAVE FOOD Initiative addresses one of the most pressing challenges facing our world: food loss and waste. The packaging and processing industries have a key role to play in reducing this loss and waste. As members of this industry, we are playing an active role. Together with our partners in the SAVE FOOD Initiative, we are working tirelessly to save and preserve food and thereby make a positive impact on the environment. The power of innovation was demonstrated by the winners of this Award. We would like to thank WPO, FAO and UNIDO for working with us to make these awards possible”.
According to Luciana Pellegrino, WPO President, “The invitation to be part of this new competition was an honor to WPO and we are quite sure WPO members in China, CPF and CEPI, which participated in the online judging, gave a valuable contribution. It is worth reminding that WPO is a longtime partner of Messe Düsseldorf, especially at interpack, and has contributed in other projects related to the SAVE FOOD Initiative. WPO is also a long time partner of other institutions that supported the award, like Unido.”
The Vice President Sustainability & Save Food, Nerida Kelton, also represented WPO in the judging process. “I take this moment to congratulate all the winners for their packaging designs and innovations. It was wonderful to see the number of entries for the first round of the new awards program and especially in the area of Save Food Packaging design. The Bump Cap is a wonderful example of how an innovative and intuitive closure can make such a difference to minimize food waste. In the Sustainability Design Award category the gold went to Bizerba for their smart slicer which has been designed to have a lower carbon footprint and reduce the energy consumption of the machinery.”
2023 SAVE FOOD DESIGN AWARD winners for swop are:
·        Gold - United Caps for the Bump Cap and innovative closure
·        Silver -  KAIDA Group for the High Barrier Mono-material Reopenable Food Packaging Bag
·        Bronze - Multivac for the TVI GMS 400 Compact portioning machine
2023 SUSTAINABIITY DESIGN AWARD winners for swop are:
·        Gold – Bizerba for the Smarter Slicer
·        Silver - Dookoo Intelligent for the PE Film Packaging Machine-VSI-820 Kim Qinbao
·        Bronze - Herrmann Ultrasonics for the TSM Top Seal Modules
About WPO
The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) is a non-profit, non-governmental, international federation of packaging institutes, associations, federations and other interested parties including corporations and trade associations. Its mission is “Better quality of life through better packaging for more people”. WPO joins 84 members, representing 63 countries that includes Full Members, Honorary Members, Affiliate Members and a Regional Federation.
Press information:

Liliam Benzi

WPO Press & Communication Officer

(+ 55 11) 99989-1597

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