Fillbee®, the Returnable Drink Pack, Nominated ‘Plastic Packaging Product of the Year’
DS Smith Plastics’ latest packaging innovation, Fillbee, has been nominated for the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe in the category ‘Plastic Packaging Product of the Year’. The Award recognizes the very best plastic packaging, judged on design innovation with recycled content.
Fillbee is a returnable four or six drink pack carrier that can be designed for any shape of bottle. The drink pack can be fit inside a beverage crate, or can be used separately, stacked when full and nested when empty. The objective of this innovation is focused in reducing packaging and packaging waste, costs, complexity and CO² emissions across the entire supply chain.
Fillbee drink packs were designed to be produced out of recycled content such as post-consumer waste and is 100% recyclable after it’s long useful life.
The introduction of Fillbee®, has grabbed the attention of key stakeholders in the beverage industry, and raised the awareness of the value of reusable plastics packaging on the environment. Fillbee is an inspiration to innovators that need to balance the core purpose of packaging: protecting the product and leading a sustainable business by reducing all kinds of supply chain and product waste. The award demonstrates that reusability and recyclability is at the heart of our designs. — Paul Baeyens – Managing Director of DS Smith Plastics, Injection Moulded Products
The prestigious awards are designed to recognise and celebrate achievement throughout the scope of the European plastics recycling industry. They offer insight into current developments in recycled material usage, product design and innovative manufacturing.
The finalists will be on display in a feature area at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe on the 10-11th April 2019 at the RAI in Amsterdam. The award winners will be announced 11 April 2019.