Lewis Road Creamery’s 100 percent recyclable (rPET) milk bottle has been awarded Gold in the special Sustainability Category at the 2020 WorldStar Packaging Awards.
The Awards are run by the World Packaging Organisation to recognise companies for packaging innovation across six categories including food, beverage, labelling & decoration, health & personal care, household and packaging materials & components.
Lewis Road, in partnership with its rPET bottle producer PACT Group, took out top honours in the overall sustainability category, complementing the announcement of the brand’s Gold award in the international beverage category in December last year. Taking out second place in the same category was Woolworths Australia for their Woolworths Bakery Plant Fibre Tray and in third place, JASA Packaging Solutions B.V.,Netherlands for the Bag-2-Paper.
The award highlights the triumph of this innovation across all categories and the positive impact switching to rPET bottles has had on the environment, saving approximately 310 tonnes of new plastic being created each year.
Lewis Road was the first milk producer to sign the New Zealand Packaging Declaration, committing to 100% of its packaging being recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 or earlier,
Since October 2019, Lewis Road’s entire white milk, flavoured milk and cream range has been bottled in the award-winning packaging which is made entirely from recycled plastic and not only 100 percent recyclable, it is also accepted by every council recycling collection nationwide.
You can find more information about the rPET bottles here.