Cardboard tray by Jospak given WorldStar packaging award
A cardboard-based food tray by Jospak Oy has been named as winner of the WorldStar awards in the food packaging category.
WorldStar is an annual competition organised by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) for the world’s best and most innovative packaging.
The fibre-based food tray by Jospak Oy, a start-up from Finland, has won the WorldStar award in the Food Packaging category. In addition, it won the Sustainability Award special category that recognised best sustainable packaging.
“For us, winning the WorldStar competition is a great honour and a demonstration of the sustainability of our packaging. Success in this great contest will help us make our packaging solution known in the international market, which is what we are aiming for. Reducing plastic and overpackaging is one of the great environmental challenges that we want to meet with our product. With our tray, the plastic that protects the food products can be easily separated from the cardboard base and both parts can be recycled separately”, said Jospak managing director Tarja Heikkilä.
The Jospak fiber-based tray that was crowned world champion is suitable for any food products that are currently packed in plastic, such as convenience foods, vegetables, meat, poultry and fish. Manufacturing the tray uses up to 85% less plastic than a traditional food tray.
This year, a total of 319 packages from 35 different countries competed for the WorldStar awards, and a total of 189 awards were given.