Lauren Hartman

February 4, 2014

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DuPont Packaging call for entries to 22nd DuPont Awards competition

DuPont Packaging announced a call for entries in the 22nd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, what it says is the longest running, independently judged competition. DuPont syas its brand owners and value chain partners work to develop cost-effective packaging structures that help reduce waste and have improved environmental performance. Innovation is key to these new packaging approaches. "In this year's program, we will be broadening the focus of the DuPont Awards from solely sustainability achievements to include packaging innovation and waste/cost reduction as well as sustainability achievements," sys Carolann Haznedar, global business director.


"DuPont sponsors this program to recognize achievements that provide learnings to the industry and to highlight the importance of collaboration. To foster knowledge-sharing on the winners of the 22nd Awards, we will conduct a global online event that will be open to the industry. In addition, winners will be honored in a celebration event with senior DuPont executives."

Entries for the 22nd DuPont Awards will be evaluated for excellence in packaging innovation, sustainability and cost /waste reduction. Entry forms and guidelines are available at deadline for entries is Feb. 12, 2010. Packaging designers, converters, consumer good producers, retailers and equipment manufacturers from around the world are encouraged to enter their new product packaging developments. There is no fee for entry and DuPont materials do not need to be in the packaging structure. In evaluating entries, jurors will consider excellence in one or more of these areas: innovation, sustainability and cost/waste reduction. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2010. Information on the program and past winners is available posted on DuPont's website at


This year's international jury panel for the 22nd DuPont Awards includes:
John Bernardo, president, Sustainable Innovations LLC
Peter Clarke, founder and CEO, Product Ventures
Sara Hartwell, Environmental Specialist, U.S. EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery
Stuart Lendrum, head of Packaging, Sainsbury's Supermarket Ltd., UK
Mike Maggio, vice president of Global Strategic Design Operations, Johnson and Johnson
Greg Pockat, vice president of Research and Development Curwood Inc, a Bemis co.
Fred Renk, vice president External Technology, Mead Westvaco
Gail Tavill, vice president of Sustainable Development, ConAgra Foods
Patricia Villalobos, PhD, director of research & development, Bimbo, Mexico

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