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The Responsible Packaging Awards are an annual award for companies who are pursuing and achieving source reduction, extended producer responsibility, innovation, and next life design in packaging for their products.

The next round of awards will be held in the second half of 2013.

Responsible Packaging Awards Standards
Download Nomination Form here.

2013 Award Winners

Brand Acknowledgement
Revive Drinks Extended Producer Responsibility award for a regional, reusable, returnable, and refillable glass bottle system.
Saint Benoit Creamery Extended Producer Responsibility award for a
regional, reusable, returnable, and refillable ceramic jar system.
Packaging 2.0 / Whole Foods Market Innovation award for
collaboration on a 100% recycled post-consumer content PET clam shell, made of recycled plastic
bottles and third party verified recycled content claim.
Chico Natural Foods Extended Producer Responsibility award for a
100% recycled content, reusable, and recyclable to the manufacturer, LDPE #4 grocery bag, which
reduces use of single use paper grocery bags.

2012 Award Winners

Brand Acknowledgement
EO Products 100% post consumer recycled PET bottle
Earthbound Farm Elimination of virgin PVC shrink band for clamshell packaging
EcoTeas 100% post consumer, FSC-certified paperboard
Justin’s Nut Butter 100% post consumer recycled PET 16oz jar
Avalon Organics 100% post consumer recycled PET 14oz bottle
NeoCell 100% post consumer recycled PET bottle
Alba Botanicals 100% post consumer recycled PET 12oz bottle
Natracare Third party certified, compostable bio bag


September 2011 Award Winners

Brand Acknowledgement
Choice Organic Teas Compostable, staple-less tea bags and tags, with 100% recycled paperboard with 65% post-consumer content cardboard box
Cocoa Metro Regional, Reusable, Refillable, and Returnable-to-the-store glass beverage container
Genji Sushi 100% tree-free compostable sushi tray
Lundberg Family Farms 100% recycled paperboard with 65% post consumer recycled content packaging
Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value® brand FSC certified 80% Post Consumer Recycled Paperboard & Certified Compostable non-GMO cellulose film

March 2011 Award Winners

Brand Acknowledgement
Arizona Nutritional Supplements 100% rPET Supplement Bottle
Avalon Organics 100% rPET and Reduction in Package Weight
Broguiere Dairy Regional, Reusable, Refillable, and Returnable-to-the-store Glass Beverage Containers
Hummingbird Wholesale Certified Compostable non-GMO Cellulose Film & Regional, Reusable, Refillable, and Returnable-to-the-store Containers
Jovial Foods FSC certified 80% Post Consumer Recycled Paperboard & Certified Compostable non-GMO cellulose film
MyChelle Dermaceuticals 100% Post Consumer Paperboard, move to all Glass and HDPE (elimination of #7)
Pangea Organics FSC certified 80% Post Consumer Recycled Paperboard, Elimination of Glue, and Package Size Reduction
Justin’s Nut Butter Special Mention: For hosting Sustainable Squeeze Pack Summit that brought together film suppliers, retailers and manufacturers to develop a sustainable film that could be used across the industry.

October 2010 Award Winners

Brand Acknowledgement
EcoNature Care single material & refillable aluminum body care containers
ECOvention 100% post-consumer recycled content and innovative use design pizza box
Eldorado Springs Water 100% rPET bottle (recycled PET)
IFCO Systems reusable container systems with the organic produce industry
KTM Industries non-GMO compostable green cell foam for shipping containers
Nature’s Path Foods reduced packaging, FSC-Certified, 100% recycled granola bar boxes
Numi Tea 100% recycled paperboard with 85% post-consumer content with eco-audit table
Preserve Products design and commitment to extended producer responsibility
Stone Hearth Pizza reusable container system for customers of to-go pizza
Stonyfield Farms reducing weight and material use for yogurt cups
Sagomonian Farms 70% rPET clamshell manufactured with 50% onsite solar energy

March 2010 Award Winners

Brand Acknowledgement
Whole Foods Market (365 Brand) 100% rHDPE Supplement Bottle
Pangea Living Seed-Embedded Package
Dr. Bronner 100% rPET Bottle
Host Defense Life Box ™ Mycorrhizal Spores Infused into Cardboard
Rainbow Light 100% rHDPE Supplement Bottle
Burt’s Bees 80% rHDPE Lip Balm Tube
Organic Essence Compostable Lip Balm Tube
Gaia Herbs 100% PCR/Recyclable Cardboard/Sorghum-based Packing Peanuts
NAYA 100% rPET Bottle
Naked Juice 100% rPET Bottle
Eden Foods BPA-Free Cans (low-acid items)
Straus Dairy Regional, Reusable, Refillable, and Returnable-to-the-store Glass Beverage
Crescent Ridge Regional, Reusable, Refillable, and Returnable-to-the-store Glass Beverage
Method 100% rPET Bottle
Seventh Generation 90% rHDPE Bottle
Earthbound Farms 100% rPET Clamshells
New Leaf Paper ALL FSC certified, 100% Post-consumer Recycled Content
Nature’s Path 100% Post-consumer Paperboard, Light-weighting; Bagged Eco-pack
3 Sisters Bagged Eco-packs