Star Pack Awards
DESIGN YOUR OWN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT & BRAND
FREE TEACHING RESOURCES TO SUPPORT ALUMINIUM EDUCATION
It is more important than ever for the future and health of our planet to consider material choices in new product design. However, there are still unrecyclable materials used in many different forms of packaging that are having a negative environmental impact. Aluminium is a great material choice as it has many qualities that lend themselves to the design of sustainable, innovative, attractive, functional yet still fully recyclable packaging.
We want you to create or re-design a package for a daily (i.e.non-luxury) personal care product, moving away from its usual plastic/flexible/multi-material/glass packaging to an infinitely recyclable aluminium solution. You will need to focus only on primary packaging and not use any secondary packaging. The product will need to be easily manufactured (in volume), have shelf appeal, marketability and be reusable or fully recyclable at the end of its useful life. The product should ultimately address the need to displace the use of unsustainable packaging in the marketplace, with consideration given to the entire life cycle (i.e packaging production, filling, supply chain, retail, consumer use, recycling and reprocessing).
The brand design, values and communication messages are essential, as well as the actual design of the packaging. You will need to demonstrate real ‘shelf appeal’ that showcases sustainability and just what can be done with aluminium.
The packaging must be made out of aluminium or an aluminium alloy.
An actual mock up is not essential, but we do expect clear drawings/graphics to showcase the product. The product needs to be able to demonstrate that it can be manufactured, filled, transported, marketed, consumed and appropriately recycled.
Give your entry the edge with free technical training. The Aluminium Federation (Alfed) will provide free bespoke training sessions as part of the brief, (once you have registered for the Starpack Awards on their website), on the benefits of using aluminium in packaging design and how the metal is formed and shaped using different technologies.
Training dates: Thursday 3rd Feb 2022 at 10am and Thursday 17th February 2022 at 10am
To register for these dates please email Kathy Romback at KRomback@alfed.org.uk to book your space.
The Starpack Awards is a competition based on consumer packaging design that encourages schools and students to take up future careers in this area. Find out more about this award and many more here.
The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) is an industry funded, not-for-profit organisation with over 30 years’ experience representing the UK’s aluminium packaging industry. We work to fulfil the industry’s obligation to meet, and exceed, recycling targets for aluminium packaging. We are achieving this by working in partnership with local authorities, the waste management industry and the wider metal packaging sector to develop and stimulate the UK’s collection infrastructure. We also manage and run consumer information and education campaigns to encourage participation in recycling schemes. www.alupro.org.uk
The competition runs from September 2021 through to March 2022.
To enter, send your design entry via the Starpack Awards Website
Entries will be judged by independent key figures from the packaging industry with entries being awarded Gold, Silver, Bronze and special awards being presented at the annual Starpack awards ceremony in June 2022. Students winning a Student Starpack Award are eligible to enter the World Star Student Awards, delivering the opportunity for international recognition and profile.