The Bioplastics Council, a special interest group of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, today announced the first annual Innovation in Bioplastics Award presented by the SPI Bioplastics Council. The new 2013 awards program will recognize outstanding innovation in unique and creative application of bioplastics materials, products or processes by a company. Entries will be judged on innovation, sustainability benefits and impact on the marketplace.
“The SPI Bioplastics Council is thrilled to announce this new awards program to recognize innovation in the industry,” said Melissa Hockstad, SPI’s vice president, science, technology and regulatory affairs. “The award provides a platform to showcase exciting bioplastics success stories, allow industry leaders to be recognized by their peers and highlight novel, game changing achievements in the bioplastics industry.”
Companies interested in submitting an application will be able to access the application form and additional information about the nomination process on the SPI Bioplastics Council website. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2013, and the award winner will be recognized at the June 2013 Biopolymers Symposium organized by Smithers Rapra in Chicago, IL. Applications will be judged by panel of authoritative sources in the industry who are qualified to determine what truly represents state of the art innovation.
The award will include a featured speaking opportunity and free exhibit space at the 2013 Biopolymers Symposium, extensive press coverage to over 200 media outlets, free award promotion banner ad on the Bioplastics Council website for one year, and recognition at future Council events.
Launched in 2008, the Bioplastics Council was created to provide a forum for the full bioplastics value chain to promote the development and growth of the bioplastics industry. Currently, the members of the group are BASF Corporation, DuPont, Ecospan, Jamplast, Metabolix, NatureWorks LLC, Nypro Inc., PolyOne Corporation, Teknor Apex and UL.
Source: SPI, press release, 2013-01-07.