Circular Economy

Plantic Technologies wins Coles Supplier Award for sustainable packaging

Melbourne packaging manufacturer Plantic Technologies has triumphed at the Coles Supplier Awards by taking home the winner’s trophy for Sustainable and Ethical Excellence.

At a gala dinner in Melbourne attended by around 1100 Coles suppliers and team members, Plantic Technologies was awarded for its ground-breaking work in sustainable meat packaging.

Plantic and Coles have worked in partnership to transform Coles’ fresh meat packaging by developing meat trays made entirely for a combination of recycled and renewable material.

Plantic Technologies CEO Brendan Morris said the team was delighted to win the award.

“Coles’ support has been fundamental to our company’s development as a local manufacturer,” Morris said.

“We share Coles’ passion for sustainability and its insights and collaboration has helped guide our product innovation and led to a world first packaging development combining recycled and renewable materials for fresh meat packaging.”

Coles Fresh Food director Alex Freudmann said the Plantic Technologies was a deserving recipient of the award.

“We are delighted to be working with such an innovative supplier who is helping us support our sustainability commitments,” Freudmann continues.

“Plantic’s new packaging is not just recyclable, but also made from recycled plastics and renewable plant materials including corn.”

The Sustainable and Ethical Excellence Award is one of seven categories recognising suppliers’ excellence in providing merchandise and services across Coles’ business.

Winners of the other six categories were:

  • Melbourne bakery Laurent won the Coles Product Innovation Award for its range of artisan sourdough bread produced in a state-of-the-art facility in Braeside.
  • Winemaker Treasury Wine Estates won the Coles Best Product Launch Award for its highly successful 19 Crimes range, which launched at First Choice stores in April.
  • Tweed Valley water producer Yaru Water won the Coles Community Champion of the Year Award for its life-changing projects supporting Indigenous communities.
  • Australian television broadcaster Network Ten won the Coles Outstanding Service Award for a decade of collaboration with Coles to showcase great Australian produce on MasterChef.
  • Australian skincare manufacturer Sukin Australia won the Coles Rising Star Award for its health and beauty range launched at Coles in a supermarket exclusive.
  • Milne AgriGroup from Western Australia won the Coles Supply Chain Excellence Award for its seamless and consistent delivery of free range pork to Coles each week.
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