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CSR Initiative of the Year


Ardagh Group & MPMA
for Paint Can Recycling Project


The initiative engaged with 400 local authorities and WRAP to ascertain the extent of facilities for the collection of empty metal paint cans for recycling and resulted in the allocation of a "Widely Recycled at Local Council Recycling Centres" label by the On-pack (OPRL) scheme.  The activity was underpinned by the distribution of consumer information through recycling centres and selected B&Q stores highlightling local recycling pionts and pain disposal methods. A supporting YouTube video was also produced.

2013 UK Packaging Awards

Metal Pack of the Year - sponsored by MPMA



Adragh Group

Nemo Can - The Next Generation Food Can

An innovative, lightweigh can produced by Ardagh for Bonduelle. Heralded as the nex generation food can the Nemo can is the result of tenyears' research and development and combines two-piece can production technologies with nitrogen flushing to enable a 15% reduction in material usage and a 40% thinner can wall

Highly Commended


Ball Packaging Europe : Coors Light, Two Stage Cold Activiated Can

Molson Coors Brewing Company and Ball Packaging devised a new take on the use of thermochromic inks to create a clever and subtle link between Coors Light and its TV ad campaign featuring Claude can Damme.  When chilled at 9 the can tells the consumer "I am cold" but at 5 "its damme cold".



Ball Packaging Europe : Dynamark - variable printing technology

New printing technology used to great effect by Ball Packaging Europe for Coca-Cola, Dynamark allows the personalisation of individual cans, printing 24 different packs in each production run at normal production speeds.  The technique offers great scope for on-pack messaging and opens up unlimited careative opportunities for matketers looking for new ways to engage with consumers.





United Closures & Plastics : Gordons Crisp Cucumber Gin closure


Ardagh Group : 10 litre Little Green Lever Lid Paint Can

Reckitt Benckiser / Ardagh Group : Cillit Bang Active Foam Aerosol Can



The UK Packaging Awards are organised by Packaging News and are unique in recognising every area of the packaging supply chain. The 25 categories reward not only packaging quality but consistency, business strategy and financial performance and environmental impact. Most of all, the judging process is strictly impartial.


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