The Worshipful Company of Horners and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) are now accepting entries to the Horners Award for Polymer Innovation and Design 2020.
The award highlights the societal benefits that plastic provides. Last year, DS Smith’s Hotbin Mini was announced as the winner, with judges praising DS Smith for the innovative slimline unit that helped homeowners process waste to compost up to 32 times faster than cold composting bins.
The Horners Award is open to all polymer-based innovations which demonstrate environmental advantage, commercial potential, and UK content. The Horners’ judges favour advances that push existing technological boundaries, while also proving commercial viability.
BPF Director-General, Philip Law, states:
“The Horners Award brings together the best in plastics innovation from across the UK. Plastics play a crucial role in products that help save lives, through technologies that enable sustainable development, across a wide range of cutting-edge applications. These awards help remind us that plastics are the material of choice for modern innovation and demonstrate the strength of the industry we have in the UK.”
Winners of the award will attend the prestigious Horners’ Banquet (pictured) at Mansion House with the Lord Mayor of London in attendance. The Horners Banquet will take place on 1st October at the Mansion House.
Horners Award Committee Chairman, David Williams, states:
“The entries we receive to the Horners Award for Polymer Innovation and Design demonstrate the ingenuity of British inventors, companies, technical specialists, entrepreneurs, and others in using plastic for modern products. This year we are particularly pleased to welcome entries that demonstrate how plastic helps us live sustainably, as well as plastic products that help reduce environmental impacts.”
The deadline for the award is 31 July 2020.
Entries to the award can be made online at www.hornersaward.co.uk.