APC Sustainability Award Entry

STUDENTS DO NOT NEED TO SUBMIT ANY FURTHER ENTRY OR SUBMISSION TO THEIR CORMACK DESIGN ENTRY TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE APC AWARD.

Sustainable Design Criteria

Designs should demonstrate that the Principles and Strategies of the APC’s SPG have been considered in the packaging solution developed.  Entrants will be required to detail how the design is Resource Efficient, contains Low-impact materials and is Recoverable or enables recovery at end-of-life, while being Fit-for-purpose (meets the criteria set in the Innovation Awards brief).

An overview of the Principles of sustainable design is included below.  For a detailed explanation please click here.

The Award

All Top 20 Finalists in the Cormack Innovation Awards are eligible to win the APC Sustainability Award.  This separate award requires entrants to demonstrate that the Principles and Strategies of the APC’s Sustainable Packaging Guidelines have been applied in the design of the packaging solution.  The finalist who best demonstrates the application of the SPG will receive a 100% recycled upholstered Butter Seat from Designbythem plus a place in our next Design for Recovery Workshop in Sydney and a certificate.

Total prize valued $1,000

Fit-for-purpose:   Packaging should be designed to meet market and consumer needs, while   minimising net impact in a cost-effective way. Resource   efficiency: Packaging should be designed to minimise the use of materials   and other resources without compromising product quality and safety.
Low-impact   materials: Packaging should be designed to minimise the environmental and   social impact of materials and components. Materials should be selected on   science and incorporate a whole-of-lifecycle approach. Resource   recovery: Packaging should be designed to maximise its potential for   recovery and recycling and to minimise the environmental and social impacts   of its disposal.

 

To assist designers in making more informed packaging sustainability decisions we have also developed the Design Smart Material Guides (link to be provided) providing a ‘checklist’ of sustainability considerations to keep in mind when designing and/or specifying packaging based on particular materials.

A range of other sustainable design guides and lifecycle mapping resources are available here.