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Opal is delighted to be shortlisted as a finalist for the APCO Awards 2022

Opal has been shortlisted as a finalist for the APCO Our Packaging Future Awards 2022 in the category of End Market Leadership for the Opal Dunnage Solution.

Opal’s Dunnage Solution is a column-like corrugated structure that was created to limit product movement during the container transportation of meat exports with our customers and meat processors in mind. Our dunnage solution helps with supporting and reducing product spoilage and food waste which can be costly for meat and food processors.

The dunnage solution is made using corrugated cardboard that consists of 64 per cent Kraft paper and 36 per cent recycled cardboard content. As a fully recyclable product, our solution positively impacts the environment through the reduction of waste in landfill.

Opal’s Dunnage Solution is a more sustainable option compared to the other market solutions that are constructed from Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) material, which is not ideal from a sustainability and recyclability perspective at the point of destination where it is disposed of in landfill.

Another key societal benefit of our dunnage solution is that it contributes to the achievement of the following 2025 APCO National Packaging Targets:

  • 100 per cent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging, by being 100 per cent recyclable
  • The phase-out of problematic and unnecessary single-use plastics packaging, by substituting non-recyclable/problematic single-use plastic packaging for recyclable packaging.

Opal is proud to have been recognised as one of the finalists for the APCO Our Packaging Future Awards 2022 in the category of End Market Leadership for the Opal Dunnage Solution.

This year, 55 organisations have been recognised for their achievements in sustainable packaging, and their dedication towards achieving the 2025 National Packaging Targets across 28 awards.

About the Our Packaging Future Awards

The Our Packaging Future Awards highlight innovation and leadership from members in sustainable packaging education (industry and consumer-facing), improved collection and recycling systems, and end-market development. The Awards were self-nominated, with the impressive range of submissions assessed against three key pillars of innovation, accessibility and impact

About the APCO Awards

The APCO Awards celebrate the achievements of the leaders in sustainable packaging – those organisations and individuals who embody the very best of what the industry in Australia has to offer as we all work towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets and the development of a true circular economy for sustainable packaging.