The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is pleased to announce that 10x Australian and New Zealand companies have been internationally recognised with 13x awards across 7x categories in the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards, which are run by the World Packaging Organisation. Winners from Australia and New Zealand combined, received the fourth highest amount of WorldStar Packaging Awards in the world behind Japan, China and USA which is an incredible feat for the ANZ region. The ANZ winners are winners from the annual Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards program which is the exclusive feeder program for the two countries into the WorldStar Packaging Awards.

The categories where ANZ designs were recognised include Food, Beverage, Labelling & Decoration, Health & Personal Care, Household, Packaging Materials & Components and Transit. Planet Protector Packaging was recognised in three categories and NCI Packaging/Birdstone Collective in two categories. (NB: The WorldStar Special Awards, of which there are a number of ANZ entries, will not be announced until the 2021 virtual WorldStar Awards ceremony)

The 2021 WorldStar Packaging Award winners for Australia and New Zealand are:

WorldStar Packaging Awards Food Category:

  • Planet Protector Packaging for the Lobster Protector
  • Disruptive Packaging for Uniqcor for cold chain environments
  • Platypus Print Packaging for the Youfoodz Meal Kit
  • Sealed Air Brand Protective Packaging for the TempGuard kerbside recyclable packaging for pre-packaged, temperature sensitive goods

WorldStar Packaging Awards Beverage Category:

  • Coca-Cola Amatil for 100% recyclable rPET bottles
  • Ecolean for the Bannister Downs Dairy WA chilled pasteurised range
  • Brownes Dairy for Australia’s first renewable gable top milk carton

WorldStar Packaging Awards Labelling & Decoration Category:

  • NCI Packaging & DuluxGroup for the Porter’s Paints superior crafted paint can range

WorldStar Packaging Awards Household Category:

  • Pact Group for New Zealand’s Earthwise brand of PCR 75% rHDPE household cleaning range
  • Birdstone Collective & NCI Packaging for the DuluxGroup Cabot’s Ready Bucket

WorldStar Packaging Awards Packaging Materials & Components Category:

  •  Planet Protector Packaging for the Lobster Protector

WorldStar Packaging Awards Health & Personal Care Category:

  • Pact Group for the New Zealand Earthwise Glow Labs brand of PCR 100% rPET bottle range

WorldStar Packaging Awards Transit Category:

  • Planet Protector Packaging for the Lobster Protector

Applications are now Open for the 2021 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards Deadline: 5 March 2021. To download the entry forms and criteria visit http://aipack.com.au/2021-pida-awards/ or email pida@aipack.com.au for further information