"The collective ingenuity of these business partnerships has yielded innovative new solutions that address pressing consumer needs," said William J. Harvey
Wilmington, Del. (Vocus) May 26, 2010 -
DuPont announced the winners in the 22nd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, including the first fully compostable snack bag from Frito Lay and new PET bottles from Coca Cola that incorporate plant-based renewable polymer.
“These winners demonstrate that collaborative innovation has no boundaries. It crosses disciplines, markets and geographies,” said William J. Harvey, president -- DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. “The collective ingenuity of these business partnerships has yielded innovative new solutions that address pressing consumer needs.”
DuPont sponsors this long-running awards program to recognize innovation, provide learnings to the industry and highlight the importance of collaboration among value chain participants.
The winners were announced through a global webcast where members of the program’s independent jury panel provided their perspectives on the winning achievements and where the winners discussed the challenges they overcame in bringing their new developments to market. Jury leader John Bernardo, president of Sustainable Innovations, said, “Sustainable packaging is gaining momentum. This year’s winners represent impressive strides in improved sustainability.”
For more information on the winners and their packaging innovations click here.
The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is the industry’s longest running, independently judged global awards program honoring packaging materials and technology. This year more than 160 entries were received from around the world.
DuPont – one of the first companies to publicly establish environmental goals 20 years ago – has broadened its sustainability commitments beyond internal footprint reduction to include market-driven targets for both revenue and research and development investment. The goals are tied directly to business growth, specifically to the development of safer and environmentally improved new products for key global markets.
DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in approximately 80 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.