Paris, Bad Homburg, November 27th, 2018: The ceremony for the 4th edition of «PackTheFuture – The Sustainable Plastic Packaging Award», managed by ELIPSO & IK, the trade organisations representing plastic & flexible packaging in France and Germany, has taken place today in Paris at ALL4PACK, the unmissable event for the packaging sector.
For the 4th PackTheFuture Award, a competition that is now a European benchmark in the plastic and flexible packaging sector, 48 entries were received from Austrian, French, German, Italian and Spanish firms, reflecting the sector’s dynamism and innovation capability.
Once again, the high quality of the entries demonstrates that the members of IK and ELIPSO have already been very successful in pursuing the path to more sustainable plastic packaging solutions. The versatile innovations reflect the growing importance of sustainable packaging for the plastic packaging sector in Europe. The high number of entries in the category Eco Design underlines the increasing consideration of the circular economy by the companies of the industry.
The managers of ELIPSO and IK are very satisfied with the quality of the entries received as well as the diversity of the innovations and therefore wish to continue their cooperation and announce already the 5th edition of PackTheFuture which will take place in May 2020 at the interpack in Düsseldorf.
About the PackTheFuture Award:
Established in 2014, the 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 packaging award focuses on promoting to the public the innovative and creative potential of all kinds of plastic packaging. It offers an ideal opportunity for ELIPSO and IK members to advertise the sustainability of their own plastic packaging products. The World Packaging Organization (WPO) has recognized the PackTheFuture Award as a qualifying contest for the WorldStar Awards: the largest packaging competition worldwide. The winners of this edition 2018 will be qualified to participate in the 2019 edition of the Worldstar Awards.