A total of 48 packaging solutions were submitted by 34 different participants. The sustainability category was again particularly well represented with 27 submissions, reflecting the demands of the times: packaging companies must develop recyclable and reusable packaging. And the large number of submissions shows that the Swiss packaging industry is tackling these challenges with pioneering solutions.
The jury's special prize for a packaging solution was awarded to Vetropack for the solution "Echovai: World's first returnable bottles made of thermally tempered lightweight glass". The Audience Award, sponsored by the Empack packaging trade fair, went to Mibelle for its packaging solution "From ocean plastic to cult bottle - cell phone meets #tide ocean material". The consumers vote for the audience award, not the jury.
SVI Managing Director Andreas Zopfi referred to the high innovative strength of the Swiss packaging industry and congratulated the industry on a progressive and goal-oriented path to sustainable packaging solutions. The winners of the Swiss Packaging Award automatically qualify for participation in the World Star Award of the World Packaging Organization.
About the award
With the Swiss Packaging Award, the Swiss Packaging Institute honors outstanding achievements in packaging every year. The aim of the competition is to showcase the creativity and innovative strength of the Swiss packaging industry. Companies can submit their packaging solutions in the categories sustainability, convenience, design, marketing, technology / construction / machine solutions. A maximum of three packaging solutions will be nominated per category, one of which will be chosen as the winner. Packaging of all materials is eligible for the competition. The focus is on promoting and awarding holistic packaging solutions, regardless of the packaging material. The special jury prize was introduced as a new feature this year.