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Five for Sustainability Saluted by Plastics Industry Association

The winners of the 2021 Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards include a wine bottle design that went “sideways” in a good way and a composite material with a caffeine fix.

Norbert Sparrow

May 25, 2021

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A flat plastic wine bottle, composite material with a taste for coffee, and digital recycling “passport” have been singled out as this year’s most innovative products advancing sustainability by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS). The 2021 Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards recognize “environmental advances in product design, sustainable materials, and end-of-life recovery of plastics,” said PLASTICS in announcing the winners.

“We had a record-setting year of 52 entries for the 2021 awards and 3,080 votes cast for our People’s Choice Award,said Patrick Krieger, Senior Director of Materials & Sustainability for PLASTICS. “The applications are incredibly diverse, showing how sustainability is being incorporated into plastics.”

Curious to know more? Step into our slide show for a closer look at these innovative products and companies.

About the Author(s)

Norbert Sparrow

Editor in chief of PlasticsToday since 2015, Norbert Sparrow has more than 30 years of editorial experience in business-to-business media. He studied journalism at the Centre Universitaire d'Etudes du Journalisme in Strasbourg, France, where he earned a master's degree.


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