BioPak Win Innovation Award


Global sustainable packaging brand BioPak has won the coveted title of Innovation Award at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards at London Hilton Bankside.

Fourteen accolades were up for grabs at the 2024 ceremony, which took place on Thursday 8th February and included more than 60 finalists, recognising the very best in British food and drink operating standards and processes.

The Innovation Award featured a range of BioPak’s world-class packaging solutions that cater to a wide variety of cuisines, including:

Aqueous BioCups

Christmas BioCups

Hot Cup Plant Fibre Lids

Wahaca Plant Fibre Taco Box

Plant Fibre Sushi Trays

Chinese Plant Fibre Soup Spoon

Included in these innovations was BioPak’s first custom-made plant fibre home compostable (NF T51-800) taco packaging in the UK market for Wahaca, helping MasterChef winner, Tommi Miers, and her team deliver their tacos fresh and piping hot to customers.

BioPak’s home compostable (NF-T51-800) Aqueous BioCups were also a stand-out, utilising a ground-breaking technology that creates a unique water-based dispersion coating that significantly reduces the amount of material needed while still providing the same leak and grease-proof benefits as other coatings like traditional PE plastic. When paired with certified home compostable (NF-T51-800) Plant Fibre Lids, they provide a groundbreaking alternative for consumers.

BioPak UK Managing Director Leanne Osborne commented on the significance of this award for BioPak.

“Innovation is at the core of BioPak, and we are incredibly proud to be recognised by the industry for a number of our unique designs,” said Osborne.

“Our goal is to create world-class products that disrupt the market and champion circular solutions. We pride ourselves on cultivating a dedicated team who work tirelessly to provide the very best product designs, staying at the forefront of technology to provide leading compostable solutions that are functional, scalable and put the planet first.”

Bethan Grylls, Food Manufacture’s editor, added: “The calibre of both the paper entries and interviews were exceptional, and it goes to show how incredible our food and drink sector is as the world continues to grapple with numerous challenges.”

“If you’re seeking business excellence, then look no further than the winners of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards. Established in 2000, this annual night has become one of the most prestigious award programs in the industry. Each winner has been recognised by an incredible team of industry experts as a powerhouse of dedication, innovation, business acumen and skill.”

“On behalf of Food Manufacture and everyone behind the scenes of the awards, I’d like to extend a huge congratulations to all the finalists and, of course, the winners. I look forward to seeing next year’s entries in due course and celebrating with the industry once again in 2025!”

You can view the full list of winners for the FMEAs 2024 is here. To find out more about our partnership with BioPak, click here.

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