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Danone wins Bioplastics Award 2011
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By European Plastics News staff SOURCE: European Plastics News

12/06/2011 — Danone’s German business has won the Bioplastics Award 2011 for its “exceptional commitment” to the extensive use of bioplastics in the packaging of its dairy brand products.

The 6th annual award was organized by Bioplastics Magazine based in Germany. The award was launched by European Plastics News in 2006, which jointly organized the award with Bioplastics Magazine in 2010.

The judges particularly noted Danone’s use of Ingeo PLA in its Activia yoghurt cups and Braskem bio-based HDPE in its Actimel yoghurt drink bottles.

Dr. Andreas Knaut, Danone’s director of corporate communications, Health and Sustainability, said: “We are very pleased about the award. A highly valued acknowledgement like this is wonderful confirmation of our achievement over years of research, and of our commitment in the field of bioplastics.

“We must get away from our dependence on petroleum and focus on packaging materials that come from renewable resources. We therefore hope that the award will motivate other companies to select bioplastics. It is only in this way that we will be able to establish a full recycling system, for example for PLA, and make full use of the material’s potential.”

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