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WPO announces winners of Lifetime Achievement in Packaging award

The Lifetime Achievement in Packaging award is the World Packaging Organization’s newest award category.

The four winners of the new WorldStar Awards´ category, the Lifetime Achievement in Packaging, organized by the World Packaging Organization (WPO), have been announced.

· Anne Emblem, UK

· Dharma Ratnayake, Sri Lanka

· Sergio Haberfeld, Brazil

· Soren Ostergaard, Denmark

“The Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award was established with the aim of acknowledging and rewarding excellence in all aspects of packaging science, technology, design and application across every country around the world,” says Thomas Schneider, WPO President. “The discipline of packaging is one that is truly global. The World Packaging Organization is in a unique position to identify leading practitioners from around the world who have consistently pushed the boundaries in advancing the art, science, and application of packaging to serve the needs of an ever more demanding society. These prestigious awards will celebrate and preserve in perpetuity the collective achievements of these innovators.”

Annually, each WPO member can make one nomination through an online registration form. The first group of honorees will be recognized during the WorldStar Award ceremony, during Interpack 2017 in DĂĽsseldorf, Germany.

The full list of WorldStar award winners, by countries and categories, can be seen at

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