Dupont Awards for Packaging Innovation, took a new direction for their 21st edition. Indeed, for the first year, DuPont has announced winners using a global virtual forum, « a way to reduce the event’s environmental footprint » said William F. Weber vice president and general manager at DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers.

The industry’s first web-based awards interactive ceremony enabled the entire industry to learn from winners of this year’s DuPont Awards as to interact with industry experts.

« This year’s award submissions also demonstrated a focus on source reduction, which provides the double benefit of an improved product environmental profile and cost reduction » explains William F. Weber.

Among the winners, which were selected based on a degree of innovation, relative on performance but also sustainability factors, there are companies from a diverse cross-section of food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and other packaging segments such as Estee Lauder, Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Conagra.