Winners of the prestigious WorldStar Awards gathered in Milan at the Fiera Milano Convention Centre to be presented with their awards last week.
WorldStar Awards are presented only to those packages that have already won recognition in a national competition, such as the Starpack Awards. These packages are then compared by a world-class panel of judges to similar packages from around the world. Awards are based on the judges' consensus that a package is superior in its own right and better in its execution or innovation. In 2015, 265 entries were received from 37 countries.
President of the World Packaging Organization, Tom Schneider, said, “When you win a WorldStar Award you become part of a bigger process and part of pushing the envelope of packaging, and that’s what we need to make packaging more valuable to people. Better quality of life for more people through better packaging is the World Packaging Organization’s moto. The Worldstar Awards embody that concept.”
Three awards were kept under wraps until the ceremony. Locked4Kids BV won Gold in the President’s Award, one of the prestigious special awards. The winning pack, Locked4Kids Child Resistant Carton Box by Ecobliss, is the world’s first child resistant carton certified against both ISO/EN 8317 and US 16 CRF 1700.20 standard.
Grands Moulins d’Israel/Studio Batshi won Gold in the Marketing Award category for their series of retro style flour packaging.
In the Sustainability Award category, the Del Valle Reserva in Tetra Prisma Aseptic 10000 with bio-based packaging took the Gold Award — the packaging industry’s first in a carton.
The WorldStar Packaging Awards are owned and organized by the World Packaging Organization (WPO). The WorldStar Awards are administered on behalf of WPO by the Institute of Materials and Mining (IOM3).
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