DuPont Packaging has announced that the deadline for entries in the 21st DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is Feb. 13, 2009. Selection of winners in the industry’s longest running, independently judged competition will focus on innovations that enable more sustainable packaging solutions. Entry forms are available on-line at packaging.dupont.com.
An international Jury panel will evaluate entries based on innovation in factors such as enhanced performance, responsible sourcing, clean production and effective recovery. According to Juror Julian Carroll of EUROPEN, a key consideration will be the degree of which entries demonstrate innovation across multiple factors.
The awards program is a component of DuPont’s overall sustainability commitment.
The full panel of jurors includes John Bernardo, manager, Sustainable Innovations LLC; Tony Burns, associate director, Sustainability – Global Packaging and Device Development -- Procter & Gamble; Julian Carroll, managing director -- EUROPEN; Ron Cotterman, executive director of sustainability -- Sealed Air Corp; Sara Hartwell, environmental specialist -- U.S. EPA Office of Solid Waste; Masanobu Ishikawa, Ph.D. -- Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University; Kim Lymn, packaging manager -- Target Corporation and Mike Richmond, president and CEO -- PTIS LLC. Anne Johnson, director -- Sustainable Packaging Coalition will facilitate the judging.