Cascades, a leader in eco-friendly recovery, hygiene, and packaging solutions, is delighted to receive a DUX Grand Prix Award for its latest food packaging innovation: a 100% recycled and recyclable cardboard tray.
The innovative packaging solution won in the Products category at the DUX Grands Prix Awards, which recognize the food industry’s successes each year.
Sustainable and robust, this fresh food tray is the first in North American to use a water-based, functional barrier that protects it from humidity, thereby enhancing the packaging’s performance without making the cardboard less recyclable. The patented coating is a unique recyclable and compostable alternative to the traditional wax or plastic-based applications widely used in cardboard food packaging, which pose some challenges in terms of recyclability. The tray is made in Québec, Canada.
“A pioneer in recovery and eco-friendly packaging, Cascades is honored to receive this award for a product that gives concrete life to the circular economy. Favoring the recyclability of the materials means we can do more with less, which benefits both our customers and the environment,” says Luc Langevin, president and COO of Cascades Specialty Products Group.
Launched in December 2019, this innovative product has already received three recognitions: In addition to this DUX Grand Prix award, it has earned the Prix Innovation en Alimentation 2019 from the Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec (CTAQ) and the 2019 Gaïa Award in the fruits and vegetables category.