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Awards News

WPO announces winners of 2017 WorldStar Packaging Awards during Interpack, in Germany

Chicago (US), May 2017 Over 400 people attended the WorldStar Awards Presentations & Gala Dinner, on May 4th, the most important global packaging competition in the world, organized by WPO (World Packaging Organization).

During the occasion, 140 winners were awarded from a total of 291 entries from 35 countries. Japan was the biggest winner of the night with a total of 20 trophies, followed by Germany with 18 awards. The ceremony was accomplished in the same week (May 4 - 6) of the WPO 98th Board Meeting, the first meeting of 2017, during Interpack, the major global packaging show, organized by Messe Düsseldorf, in Germany.  Chicago (US), May 2017 Over 400 people attended the WorldStar Awards Presentations & Gala Dinner, on May 4th, the most important global packaging competition in the world, organized by WPO (World Packaging Organization). During the occasion, 140 winners were awarded from a total of 291 entries from 35 countries. Japan was the biggest winner of the night with a total of 20 trophies, followed by Germany with 18 awards. The ceremony was accomplished in the same week (May 4 - 6) of the WPO 98th Board Meeting, the first meeting of 2017, during Interpack, the major global packaging show, organized by Messe Düsseldorf, in Germany. 

 

Besides the normal categories – Beverages, Electronics, Food, Health and Beauty, Household, Luxury, Medical and Pharmaceutical, Other, Point of Sale and Transit – there were awarded projects in special categories, those being the President´s Award, Sustainability, Marketing and the new special award, Packaging that Saves Food.

Freshdy™ - Fresher for longer (a packaging solution that keeps hydrated fresh fruit and vegetables for longer) was awarded with:

World Star Packaging Award – Excellence by the WPO World Packaging Organization

World Star Packaging Award – Sustainability – Bronze Award by the WPO World Packaging Organization

SAVE FOOD Award – Silver Award by the WPO World Packaging Organization and FAO United Nations.

Besides creating the new Save Food award at WorldStar, WPO also participated in the Save Food Initiative, from Messe Düsseldorf, during Interpack. According to WPO´s Sustainability & Food Safety Vice President, Johannes Bergmair, from Austria, “Save Food is a topic related to the whole supply chain that´s why 15 WPO members, from different parts of the world - Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, India, South Africa, Spain, The Netherlands, UK, APO (African Packaging Organization) and APF (Asian Packaging Federation), presented packaging solutions and concepts to

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