ISRI Names Sonoco Alloyd 2022 Design for Recycling Award Winner


washington d.c. – In recognition of its innovation and commitment to sustainability in the design and manufacture of new products, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) names Sonoco Alloyd as the 2022 Design for Recycling® (DFR) Award Winner. DFR award is ISRI’s most prestigious award given annually to the most innovative contribution to products designed with recycling in mind.

Sonoco received the award for its innovative Sonoco Alloyd EnviroSense™ PaperBlister™ packaging that offers a recyclable alternative to traditional plastic card-based blister packaging, all without the need for expensive new lines of sealing equipment. Made entirely from renewable resources, EnviroSense PaperBlister mono-material packaging is plastic-free, so it is recyclable in the paper stream.

“The Design for Recycling Award® is ISRI’s highest honor and recognizes those who put recycling and sustainability at the forefront of their product design,” said ISRI President Robin Wiener. “We are pleased to honor Sonoco EnviroSense™ PaperBlister™ as an exciting plastic-free innovation, therefore recyclable in the paper stream. It uses water-based printing and sealing technology. Sonoco truly exemplifies innovation in an elite class of over a decade of DFR award winners.

Sonoco Alloyd will receive the award on March 24 at the ISRI2022 Congress and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Sonoco Alloyd is excited to offer environmentally conscious retail brands and manufacturers our fully recyclable PaperBlister™ packaging options,” said Kim Sanderson, Sonoco Alloyd Marketing Specialist. “This packaging is designed to exceed customer sustainability goals for 2022 and beyond. Sonoco Alloyd is honored to be recognized as the winner of the 2021 ISRI Design for Recycling Award and we look forward to growing and learning together by continuously providing innovative sustainable packaging solutions for recyclability.

To be eligible for ISRI’s Design for Recycling® award, a product must be designed/redesigned and manufactured to:

  • Contain as many recyclable materials as possible;
  • Be easily recycled through current or newly designed recycling processes and procedures;
  • Be cost-effective to recycle, so that the cost of recycling does not exceed the value of its recycled materials;
  • Be free of hazardous materials that are not recyclable or that interfere with the recycling process;
  • Minimize the time and costs required to recycle the product;
  • Reduce the use of raw materials by including recycled materials and/or components; and
  • Have a net gain in the overall recyclability of the product while reducing the overall negative impact on the environment.

Previous winners include Lexmark, Nestlé Waters North America, Dell Inc., EcoStrate, Samsung, LG Electronics, Inc., Cascades Fine Papers Group, Hewlett-Packard, The Herman Miller Company and Wind Simplicity.

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