Amcor was presented with three Awards:
- Gold: National Packaging Covenant Action Plan Award
- Silver: Sustainability Award for the Amcor SureFresh produce carton
- Silver: Technical Innovation Award for the Amcor Versatal polymer coated steel can.
The National Packaging Covenant Action Plan Award reinforces the importance of product stewardship and the sustainable manufacturing, use and recovery of packaging.
Amcor’s five year NPC Action Plan has adopted ambitious reduction targets for energy, water and waste to landfill. In 2006, a fourteen% reduction in water consumption per unit of production was achieved.
Amcor further demonstrated implementation of the National Packaging Covenant’s Environmental Code of Practice through the development of environmentally conscious packaging designs.
This includes the Silver Sustainability Award winning Amcor SureFresh carton as an alternative to returnable plastic crates and some non-recyclable wax coated trays.
Another example is the paperboard exclusively developed by Amcor Cartonboard and MeadWestvaco comprising 76% recycled content high wet strength board for Coopers Pale Ale beverages, which received the Gold Sustainability Award.
The annual Australian Packaging Awards encourages companies to submit their latest packaging developments for industry recognition across a broad range of Award categories relating to packaging.
Amcor sponsors the Design Innovation Award in line with the company’s commitment of promoting creative and imaginative packaging design across the industry.
A booklet featuring Amcor’s latest product innovation and award winners will be available in coming weeks.