Celebrating sustainable pharmaceutical packaging

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The Sustainable Medicines Packaging Awards showcase and celebrate sustainable innovations revolutionising pharmaceutical packaging today.

The Awards were run by sustainable healthcare pioneers, YewMaker, the executive lead of the Sustainable Medicines Partnership, a public-private partnership building science-based, scalable solutions to make medicines and medicines packaging more sustainable. 

Award winners were announced at an in-person champagne award ceremony at our event on the 14 September 2022, hosted by the YewMaker founder and CEO, Dr Nazneen Rahman.

Winners been announced! Find out more here >

The Sustainable Medicines Packaging Awards  have been launched to celebrate and recognise sustainability in the pharma and biotech sector; and the winners have been announced!

Billions of single-use pharmaceutical packaging items are thrown away each year. The sector is innovating to make medicines and medical device packaging more sustainable. Dr Nazneen Rahman, the founder and CEO of YewMaker, is designing and searching for scalable solutions to make the healthcare sector more sustainable. Shining a spotlight on innovation in pharmaceutical packaging is an important step in the right direction to embed sustainability in the everyday products we use.

Award winners

Design Award

This award showcases innovations in sustainable packaging design. Such a design innovation may involve materials, constituents, size or shape of medicine or medical device packaging to reduce waste and increase sustainability.

Gold – Phill Box – Parcel Health

Silver – Protecting the Product and the Environment – Essentra Packaging

Joint Bronze – Dual Chamber Blister – Pantec AG/Pharmapan

Joint Bronze – Qube Pro – Jones Healthcare Group

Highly Commended – EcoSecur Type 2 Glass Vials – Stoelzle Glass Group

Circularity Award​

This award recognises packaging services, processes, partnerships or products that reduce single-use packaging, bringing circularity into the pharma packaging supply chain. 

Joint Gold – Sharpsmart Reusable Containers – Sharpsmart Ltd

Joint Gold – Circularity Solutions for Thermoformed Plastics Along the Pharma Value Chain – Plastic Ingenuity

Bronze – Circularity-as-a-Service for Medicine Plastics – Automedi

Highly Commended – eZCooler – Zuellig Pharma

Highly Commended – Smart Reusable Packaging – Monoceros and Emball’Iso

“We all have the responsibility and opportunity to change healthcare for the better. Bringing more innovation to the packaging of medicines and medical devices is an important step in the right direction.”
Shazia Mahamdallie
Chief Scientific Officer, YewMaker

Award ceremony

The winners will be announced in an in-person champagne reception at Connect in Pharma on 14 September at 15:15. Nazneen will present the work of the Sustainable Medicines Partnership in driving more sustainable pharmaceutical packaging and will chair a discussion on sustainability within the sector, followed by a champagne reception in which the winners will be revealed!

Award ceremony

The winners will be announced in an in-person champagne reception at Connect in Pharma on 14 September at 15:15. Nazneen will present the work of the Sustainable Medicines Partnership in driving more sustainable pharmaceutical packaging and will chair a discussion on sustainability within the sector, followed by a champagne reception in which the winners will be revealed!

Award ceremony

The winners will be announced in an in-person champagne reception at Connect in Pharma on 14 September. Nazneen will present the work of the Sustainable Medicines Partnership in driving more sustainable pharmaceutical packaging and will chair a discussion on sustainability within the sector, followed by a champagne reception in which the winners will be revealed!

Award ceremony

The winners will be announced in an in-person champagne reception at Connect in Pharma on 14 September. Nazneen will speak at the Connect in Pharma workshop on solutions to make healthcare sustainable, to reduce waste of medicines and medicines packaging. Winners of the Sustainable Medicines Packaging Awards will be revealed followed by a champagne reception! 

Register now for free entry to Connect in Pharma.

eZCooler

Zuellig Pharma

Sharpsmart Reusable Containers

Sharpsmart Ltd

Smart Reusable Packaging

Monoceros and Emball'Iso

"Cut the waste" Service through Liveo Optima Scientific Package Design Program

Liveo Research Inc

Circularity Solutions for Thermoformed Plastics Along the Pharma Value Chain

Plastic Ingenuity

Circularity-as-a-Service for Medicine Plastics

Automedi

Protecting the Product and the Environment

Essentra Packaging

Qube Pro

Jones Healthcare Group

Sustainable Grassboard in Pharma Packaging

Körber Pharma Packaging Materials AG

Dual Chamber Blister

Pantec AG/Pharmapan

Eastalite Universal Device Shipping Tray

Plastic Ingenuity

EcoSecur Type 2 Glass Vials

Stoelzle Glass Group

Phill Box

Parcel Health