DS Smith Bulgaria takes home 2 awards at Prize Pack 2021

DS Smith, a true leader in innovative sustainable packaging, has received 2 awards at the prestigious Prize Pack 2021 competition in Bulgaria held on the 20th of October.

For the fourth year in a row DS Smith Bulgaria is recognised as a true sustainable and innovative leader in the packaging industry. Prize Pack is the annual Bulgarian competition for best innovative packaging for the food industry organized by Food Industry Cooperative Magazine.

The criteria of the competition were: innovation, high performance, functionality, safe storage and transportation through the whole supply chain, attractiveness, user-friendly, recyclability. The awards ceremony was held on the 20th of October during the annual conference "Trends in Food and Beverage Packaging - Safety, Quality, Ecology, and Regulatory Framework".

The packaging designs presented by DS Smith focused on plastic replacement, 100% recycled materials and 100% recyclable solutions.

The winning DS Smith designs are:

1. Packaging for online deliveries:

Designed with 100% recycled materials, this innovation replaces different-sized packages with only one. The box made with corrugated cardboard can fit with two heights for 4 bottles, covering the lowest and highest bottle of the customer’s assortment. This solution reduces logistics costs thanks to the smart design, automatic bottom for fast folding and packing, easy opening, and safe closing.

2. Packaging for discounted fruit and vegetables:

This second innovation, in line with the plastic replacements objectives, 100% recyclable, contributes to responsible shopping and reduced food waste. This corrugated packaging is optimized and allows clear visibility of the contents of the box.  It offers infinite customizing possibilities by adding unique designs and printing to catch the consumers’ attention. In addition, this Packaging for discounted fruit and vegetables enables easy opening and safe closing with automatic bottom for fast folding avoiding the use of foil and Styrofoam trays.

Congratulations to the whole Sales Marketing and Innovation Team in DS Smith Bulgaria!