It is one of the most coveted industry awards in the field of packaging: the WorldStar Award of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO). In 2017 the award presented annually will be extended to include another category. The new “SAVE FOOD Packaging Award” is designed to recognise packaging solutions that can help to reduce food loss and waste. Those eligible are sustainable concepts with the lowest use of resources possible.
Delighting at the award presentation as part of interpack 2017 Bernd Jablonowski, Global Portfolio Director Packaging & Processing at Messe Düsseldorf, says: “We are providing the WorldStar Awards with a platform that lives up to the reputation of the renowned award. After all, there is no other event worldwide with such a high concentration of innovations and international flair as interpack”. For the Vice President Sustainability & Food Safety at the WPO, Dr. Johannes Bergmair, this award is a logical extension to the award categories: “After all, good packaging can make a major contribution to less food going to waste,” he says commenting on the new award.
As part of the cooperation between Messe Düsseldorf and the WPO in the run-up to interpack 2017 association representatives from over 15 nations will be presenting country awards in various categories and those of retail and transport packaging. The country winners will then compete with each other at interpack 2017 from 4 to 10 May.
Save Food Congress and innovationparc
Just like at the last interpack in 2014 the SAVE FOOD theme will also be picked up again in 2017 by innovationparc. In the special show with a focus on forward-looking themes visitors and exhibitors meet for creative exchange so as to develop visionary ideas.
Similarly, the international “Save Food” Congress will again be held on the first day of the 2017 trade fair involving the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).