Boxon Wins PackTheFuture Sustainable Packaging Award 2020
We are happy to announce that Boxon wins PackTheFuture Award 2020 for rPET Big Bags! Boxon’s rPET Big Bags, which is made from used PET bottles collected in Indonesia, receives the award in the category “social benefit”.
PackTheFuture Award is based on an initiative of ELIPSO ‐ The French Plastic and Flexible Packaging Association and IK – Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. – The German Plastics Packaging Association. The competition took place for the fifth time this year. Out of 58 entries, 14 were nominated for the short list this year, and 10 concepts received the prestigious prize.
IK and Elipso have announced the winners this week in a press release. All winning submissions are presented in the “Innovation Book” which is available on the official award’s website. The award ceremony will take place on November 24th, 2020 at the packaging fair ALL4PACK in Paris. The original date 12.5.2020 as part of the Interpack in Düsseldorf had to be postponed due to the Corona crisis.
It is an important recognition that shows that the packaging sector, which has a very specific responsibility towards environment, can create new sustainable packaging solutions and perspectives for a better future through innovation and commitment. For this reason, Boxon promotes the sustainability dialogue within and beyond the packaging industry – be it with customers, suppliers or own employees.
The rPET system: How a used plastic bottle becomes a Big Bag
The award-winning product is a big bag made entirely from recycled PET bottles. The PET bottles used for this purpose are collected in Indonesia in public buildings such as schools or organizations before they are delivered to the recycling plant. Since the used bottles are collected directly after use, they are of good quality. The re-use for big bag production prevents marine pollution as the bottles do not end up as litter in the oceans.
Overall, the rPET Big Bags have numerous positive effects on the environment: Learn more about the award winning rPET Big Bag on our website.