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Novo Verde will reward innovation in the packaging sector with 25 000 euros

Applications for the new edition of Novo Verde Packaging Enterprise Award close on March 31

Novo Verde, Waste Packaging Management Society, launches a new edition of Novo Verde Packaging Enterprise Award, a Research and Development (R&D) award aimed at industry, distribution, academia and technological areas related to the packaging sector in Portugal. The winning project will be awarded a global amount of 25 thousand euros.
Novo Verde Packaging Enterprise Award is part of Novo Verde’s R&D area and its strategic objectives are to boost R&D in the packaging sector and all the materials that comprise them, to promote the competitiveness of companies and the circular economy in the packaging sector, the possibility of implementing concrete, innovative and value-added projects for the packaging sector and increasing the flow of knowledge in the packaging area, always having circular economy as the common denominator.

Ricardo Neto, President of Novo Verde, added that “Environmental trends and the growing need to develop models that allow for the promotion of circularity in the economy show that it is essential to carry out actions that promote research and development. This is a sector that is always in constant movement in terms of R&D and Novo Verde’s role, as a compliance scheme for packaging waste, involves signaling and rewarding the best projects. With this award, we intend to boost the sector and promote competitiveness between entities with the main objective of finding the best solutions to fulfill the purposes of the circular economy”.

The submission of entries for the Novo Verde Packaging Enterprise Award ‘21 can be done until March 31, 2022 and the participants must submit their application using the form available on Novo Verde website. The winning design will be announced in May 2022.

The evaluation criteria cover the methodology, innovation, creativity, adequacy of the project to the proposed objectives, implementation plan, quality of presentation, organization and also the general quality of the application. The 2021 edition of Novo Verde Packaging Enterprise Award has the newspaper Expresso as a media partner, and EY (Ernst & Young) as a technical partner. All information and competition rules can be found here.
You can follow all of Novo Verde’s campaigns and actions on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, as well as on the packaging waste management entity’s website.

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