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Bioplastic Award 2015 Winners

The 9th Bioplastics Award recognises innovation, success and achievements by manufacturers, processors, brand owners, or users of bioplastic materials. To be eligible for consideration in the awards scheme the proposed company, product, or service must have been developed or have been on the market during 2013 or 2014.

The "Bioplastic Oscar"  was awarded to two winners: 

  • Zandonella was awarded for the development of Sandro’s Bio Box, a 500 ml box made of BioFoam® for gourmet ice-cream. As the first ice cream company to do so. Zandonella GmbH from Landau, Germany introduced the box made of expanded PLA particle foam from Synbra. In addition, all other packaging components are made of renewable raw materials, and all are appropriate for industrial composting. Further parts of the packaging concept are: paper wrap, shrink film (also for tamper evidence) made of PLA, label made of cellulose or PLA, PLA inlay, as well as coating film made of PLA. 
  • The Swiss Coffee Company from Widnau, Switzerland, was selected for the award for the development of their Beanarella: compostable coffee capsules. In cooperation with BASF the Swiss introduced a system that consists of a coffee capsule made from ecovio® IS1335 and an aroma tight outer packaging which is predominantly based on renewable resources. Other than the existing coffee-capsule producers the Swiss Coffee Company pursued a holistic approach paying attention on the whole life-cycle of the product. This includes the capsule, the high barrier film, the filter medium and the coffee machine as well as composting and anaerobic digestion scenarios for the end of life.


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