CONAI announced the winning companies of the second edition of “Award for innovation and sustainable packaging – 2015 edition”, which rewards the most innovative and sustainable packaging solutions of italian companies.

56 projects admitted – on 91 and 38 cases presented winners from 39 companies. The 56 cases admitted have achieved an actual reduction of the environmental impact of packaging of 49% in CO2 emissions, the saving in energy consumption of 50%, and reducing water consumption by 51% . The sectors concerned by the actions of prevention are many, with greater incidence of food industries, detergents and personal care, and also electric and electronics and handling. Best practice concerning the six packaging materials: steel, aluminum, paper, wood, plastic and glass.

Packaging eco-design and prevention actions made by companies are: reuse, save raw materials, optimization of logistics, facilitation of recycling activities, use of materials from recycling, simplification of the system packaging and optimization of production processes.