Bockatech Ltd’s Zero Waste Cup has won the Horners Bottlemakers Award 2019, praised for being a plastic innovation that provides a sustainable alternative to disposable paper cups that cannot be recycled.
The Zero Waste Cup™ is low cost, insulated and reusable – the cup is made using EcoCore® which is a new technology for injection moulding that has the potential to underpin a low-cost transition from single-use to reusable packaging. Judges were impressed with how such technological innovation can be used to support a circular economy.
This year two entries also received Highly Commended certificates. A Highly Commended certificate was awarded to CupClub, an initiative that merges a system-level approach to sustainability alongside clever plastic product design. CupClub is designed to replace unrecyclable paper cups, with a cleverly designed plastic recovery crate and a return system allowing local businesses to have their cups collected, tracked, washed and returned based on the volume required.
Another Highly Commended certificate was awarded to Spectra Packaging for their Beached bottle. The new Beached range takes full advantage of Spectra’s custom moulding and is 100% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) HDPE. The judges recognised the Spectra product as serving the growing demand for eco-friendly beauty products.
Bockatech Ltd was awarded the winner’s trophy by the City of London Lord Mayor, Peter Estlin, at the prestigious Horners Annual Banquet at Mansion House.
Entries for next year’s award can be made online at www.hornersaward.co.uk.