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Aveda, Ecologic Brands, Dow and more winners of 1st Trashies Awards

By Business Wire News   


GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and Smithers Pira, in association with Packaging Digest, announce the winners of the first ever “Trashies” awards as part of SUSTPACK 2015: Collaborating to Move Sustainability Forward, taking place this week March 31-April 2 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL. The awards, split into four categories, recognize the people, process or service behind the latest advancements in sustainable packaging.

Presented last night at the SUSTPACK 2015 opening ceremony, the winners by category were:

  • “Package” – Aveda and Ecologic Brands
  • “Person” – Jeff Wooster, Global Sustainability Director, Dow Chemical Company
  • “Partnership” – The Carton Council
  • “Process” – Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics

According to Nina Goodrich, executive director of GreenBlue and director of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, “The idea for the Trashies Awards came directly from the passion of a group of SPC members who wanted to find a lighthearted way to recognize everything that goes into making packaging more sustainable: the people, processes, public awareness campaigns, and partnerships behind the package.” She also noted, “It’s a great way to celebrate all the efforts of our industry, including the package, as we work together to find new ways to keep packaging out of the trash.”

Complete information about all of the Trashie winners and photos can be found here:

About Smithers Pira

Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Established in 1930, the company provides strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to help clients gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate product performance and manage compliance. For more information, visit

About GreenBlue and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition

GreenBlue® is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to the sustainable use of materials in industry. The organization brings together key stakeholders to advance material innovation, education, and research that support continuous adoption of sustainable materials management practices in business. The Sustainable Packaging Coalition®, a project of GreenBlue, is a membership group that brings together business, educational institutions, and government agencies to collectively broaden the understanding of packaging sustainability and develop meaningful improvements for packaging systems. Through strong member support, an informed and science-based approach, supply chain collaborations and continuous outreach, the SPC endeavors to build packaging systems that encourage economic prosperity and a sustainable flow of materials. For more information, visit or follow GreenBlue on Twitter @GreenBlueOrg.

Smithers Pira
Danielle Marks, 207-781-9637
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