Swedish company UniCup Scandinavia AB has won a 2022 WorldStar Packaging Award in the category Packaging Materials and Components for its new LipLid cup lid. The cup lid is made of 100% recyclable, eco-friendly cellulose fibres and is completely biodegradable in both the soil and marine environment.
Winners of the World’s Best Packaging awards are named by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) following in-depth examination and analysis. According to the panel of 36 judges - from 36 countries - the cup lid deserved the award because it is a better, safer and more enjoyable way to drink ‘on the go’.
“This is a fantastic acknowledgement of our innovative, climate-smart lid,” saidJesper Berthold, CEO of UniCup Sweden, LipLid’s producer.
LipLid has been designed in such a way that it uses 25% less material than conventional lids, while at the same time stabilising the cup, making it firmer to grip and eliminating the risk of it tipping over and/or the lid falling off. The lids are available in 90 mm with a 80 mm version under development.Through the production process the Liplid lids meet the requirements of food contact materials legislation: FCM Regulation (EC) 1935/2004 and GMP Regulation (EC) 2023/2006.
The WPO is a non-profit, non-governmental, international federation of national packaging institutes and other interested parties, including corporations and trade associations. An award ceremony will be held during the IPACK IMA fair in Milan on 4 May 2022.