Manufacturing Sustainability: Green Manufacturing News


Rexam's Oval Wins Awards for Sustainability and Innovation

posted by Wendy Stott
Published: November 08, 2009

Rexam's 100% recycled liquid oval sets a new standard for efficiency, performance and environmental-friendliness. It also wins awards. The product recently won the "Greener Package Award" and the "DIANA Award," both industry landmarks for excellence.

The Greener Package Awards recognize companies who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of sustainable package design. They are North America's only independent, neutral, sustainable packaging awards competition not affiliated with any supplier or company. A panel of 21 judges from the Greener Package Expert Network judged the 51 entries on criteria such as innovation, source reduction, transportation, material sourcing and other ecological factors. Rexam's product was one of just ten to win this prestigious recognition.

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) recently presented 10 leading pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers, including Rexam, with its Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (DIANA). This award recognizes companies for new product introductions, promotions and the development of innovative, results-oriented business practices that have strengthened partnerships with HDMA's primary healthcare distributor members.

Rexam was the first packaging company to develop a liquid prescription oval made with 100% postconsumer recycled PET resin.

Because the package can be recycled again and again, it helps reduce resource consumption and environmental impact. It meets all relevant government standards, and is a great choice for pharmacists and consumers looking to go "green."

"Creating environmentally-friendly products characterized by recyclability and material reductions are natural components of our efforts to add value throughout the supply chain," said Marc Haemel, Managing Director, Healthcare, Rexam Plastic Packaging. "Being recognized for these advances by our industry is gratifying and is a testament to our people and our customers. It is an example of our continued drive to deliver full packaging solutions that help our customers build their businesses, and ultimately establish Rexam as the leader in our chosen markets."