Amcor wins sustainable packaging prize

Amcor has been named Recyclable Packaging winner at Packaging Europe’s 2022 Sustainability Awards.

The company has been recognized for its Amcor HealthCare AmSky Blister System, a breakthrough vinyl-free and aluminum-free thermoformed blister system. This recycle-ready solution is a more sustainable and carbon footprint optimized alternative for the most in-demand healthcare packaging type. 

Amcor’s AmSky Blister System is designed for both PE rigid and PE flexible recycling streams. It removes the traditional use of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and foil from the packaging by using a Polyethylene (PE) thermoformed blister and lidding film, enabling pharma companies to improve the recyclability of their packaging. The AmSky Blister System also benefits from up to 70% reduction in its carbon footprint when compared to typical blister packs in the market. 

“AmSky’s breakthrough recycle-ready blister system showcases how material science and design play a vital role in the future of healthcare packaging, and we are delighted to see it recognized for the Recyclable Packaging award,” said John Forsyth, global product manager blister systems and sachets at Amcor.

“It demonstrates our heritage in healthcare, strong R&D expertise and commitment to ongoing innovation and sustainability.”

AmSky Blister System contributes to Amcor’s pledge to develop all its packaging to be recyclable or reusable, as well as increase the use of recycled content by 2025. 

Packaging Europe’s 2022 Sustainability Awards took place in Lisbon, to honour the industry’s most important sustainable innovations across the packaging value chain.