TrakRap wins eco challenge

Environmentally-friendly packaging manufactured by TrakRap has triumphed in a challenge against international competition.

The Skelmersdale-based company's low carbon aerosol packaging solution was judged as the best new innovation in sustainable packaging at this year's EcoPack Challenge.

Companies from around the globe were nominated and just six were shortlisted to enter the final stage of the competition at the Packaging Innovations show in London.

An expert industry panel and the show’s voting audience awarded TrakRap the EcoPack 2019 title for its new Aerosol Pack, a sustainable and safe packaging solution that significantly reduces energy, plastic and corrugate usage, helping users decrease their carbon footprints by as much as 70 per cent.

The product has been designed for use by manufacturers of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods supplying supermarkets and retailers. 

Judges commented on its ability to reduce packaging waste and improve industry safety by eliminating the use of heat from the packaging process, eradicating the risk of explosion which is present when using high temperatures to shrink-wrap plastic around highly inflammable aerosol cannisters. The removal of heat also makes the pack suitable for use with fresh and frozen foods.

Our goal at TrakRap is to lead the fight against climate change in the packaging industry

Following the win, TrakRap will now have the opportunity to work with Marks and Spencer, who sponsored the Challenge, to drive sustainability benefits through the retailer’s supplier base.

Martin Leeming, CEO of TrakRap, said: “Our goal at TrakRap is to lead the fight against climate change in the packaging industry by creating low-cost solutions that are sustainable and 100 per cent recyclable, and that help our customers reduce their carbon footprint.

"We’re absolutely delighted to have won the EcoPack Challenge, one of the packaging industry’s most sought after accolades, and it’s especially gratifying to have been chosen by the audience vote as well as the judges. Wins like this show we’re on the right track and help reinforce our reputation as a company at the forefront of sustainable business practices in the UK.

"Needless to say we can’t wait to begin working with Marks and Spencer."

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