Pond’s recognised at the 24th DuPont Global Packaging Award

Pond's recognised for its excellence in cost and waste reduction.

Over 200 entries from 21 countries were shortlisted for the 2012 awards. The top 16 entries were further shortlisted and invited to the world famous DuPont’s Longwood Gardens, Wilmington, Delaware, USA in May 2012.

Reducing packaging through innovation

The Pond’s packaging innovation resulted in material savings of 640 tonnes of polymer. This was achieved by optimising the closure design to reduce the earlier three component closure to a two component closure, leading to overall reduction in weight of the closure by 20%.

Packaging improvements can bring immediate business benefits. The more we reduce our packaging, the greater the savings in materials, energy and transport. The challenge is to continue to use packaging that is appealing and effective but to reduce significantly its environmental impacts.

Driving Sustainable Living targets

As part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, Unilever has taken the target that by 2020 it will reduce the weight of packaging used by a third through light weighting materials, optmising structural & material design, developing concentrated versions of our products and eliminating unnecessary packaging.

This packaging innovation of Pond’s Talcum Powder is a good example of the how innovation is playing a key role towards achieving this target.

About DuPont Global Packaging Award

The DuPont Global Packaging Award is one of the longest running, independently judged global packaging awards that honours packaging materials, processes, technology and service innovations. Entry for the awards is open to brand owners, packaging designers, converters and manufacturers from around the world. Every year, the judging takes into account innovation, sustainability as well as waste and cost reduction. All entries were judged by an independent panel of international jurors.

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