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How2Recycle® Label Program wins DuPont Packaging Innovation Silver Award

International competition honors innovations in packaging design, materials, technology, and processes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, MAY 30, 2017 — DuPont Performance Materials has awarded How2Recycle a 2017 Silver Award for Packaging Innovation. In its 29th year, the DuPont awards honor companies that have demonstrated major advancements in packaging technology to address diverse and particular needs of consumers in markets around the world.
An independent panel of packaging experts evaluated nearly 150 entries from 24 countries and recognized those that excel in the categories of technological advancement, responsible packaging, and enhanced user experience. The judging panel awarded How2Recycle for its “excellence in collaborating and facilitating packaging Innovation,” according to lead judge David Luttenberger, CCP, Global Packaging Director for Mintel Group.
“How2Recycle is the first universal recycling system designed for consumers,” Luttenberger said. “Not only is How2Recycle changing the recycling behavior of consumers, but it is also catalyzing design changes in packaging.”
"Great things happen when people come together to solve problems: five years ago, members of Sustainable Packaging Coalition knew that the industry needed clear, accurate and standardized recycling labels for packaging,” Kelly Cramer, who manages the How2Recycle program, said. “Thanks to that foresight and investment, years later the How2Recycle label is the de facto standard for making recycling easy.”
“The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation demonstrate how creative, committed and agile the packaging industry is in addressing global issues and consumer needs,” said Bernard Rioux, global packaging leader, DuPont Performance Materials. “This competition brings out the very best of everyone in the packaging industry, and we are thrilled to see innovators raising the bar each year.”


DuPont Performance Materials is a manufacturer of thermoplastics, elastomers, renewably sourced polymers, high-performance parts and shapes, as well as resins that act as adhesives, sealants, and modifiers. For additional information about the DuPont Packaging Awards, visit packagingawards.dupont.com or follow DuPont Packaging on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. DuPont has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.

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