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The Bioplastics Council launches awards program

Competition will recognize outstanding innovation and unique application of bioplastics materials, products, or processes by a company.

BPC_header_logo.pngThe Bioplastics Council, a special interest group of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, has announced the first annual Innovation in Bioplastics Award competition, presented by the SPI Bioplastics Council. The new 2013 awards program will recognize outstanding innovation in unique and creative application of bioplastics materials, products, or processes by a company. Entries will be judged on innovation, sustainability benefits, and impact on the marketplace.

"The SPI Bioplastics Council is thrilled to announce this new awards program to recognize innovation in the industry," says Melissa Hockstad, SPI's vice president, science, technology, and regulatory affairs. "The award provides a platform to showcase exciting bioplastics success stories, allows industry leaders to be recognized by their peers, and highlights novel, game-changing achievements in the bioplastics industry."

Companies interested in submitting an application will be able to access the form and additional information about the nomination process on the SPI Bioplastics Council Web site. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2013, and the award winner will be recognized at the June 2013 Biopolymers Symposium, organized by Smithers Rapra in Chicago, IL. Applications will be judged by a panel of authoritative sources in the industry.

The award will include a featured speaking opportunity and free exhibit space at the 2013 Biopolymers Symposium, extensive press coverage to more than 200 media outlets, a free award promotion banner ad on the Bioplastics Council Web site for one year, and recognition at future council events.

Award program inquiries should be addressed to Melissa Hockstad at or 202/974-5258.

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