Article by Tari Jeffers courtesy of the Manjimup-Bridgetown Times
Bannister Downs Dairy packages have been recognised with two gold awards in the 2020 Australasian Packaging Innovation and Design Awards.
The Australian Institute of Packaging coordinates the annual awards, which recognise companies and individuals that make a significant difference in their field across Australia and New Zealand.
The company Bannister Downs uses for packaging, Ecolean, won the Packaging Innovation and Design of the Year beverage category, in recognition of the lightweight, flexible packaging designed to reduce its impact on the environment.
Ecolean also won the Accessible Packaging Design award for its Bannister Downs’ range, which is certified easy-to-open and easy-to-use.
Bannister Downs Dairy managing director Sue Daubney was pleased with Ecolean’s wins.
“Ecolean has been on an incredibly long journey to develop their unique and innovative packaging from scratch,” Mrs Daubney said.
“This didn’t just happen overnight.
“We have been working with Ecolean since we began our Bannister Downs Dairy brand and can attest to the dedication that Ecolean has put towards developing a packaging system which does so much more than simply serve as the packaging for our products.
“They have been a key part of the work we do to ensure our business is not only at the forefront of innovation in our industry, but also to have as small an impact on our environment as possible.”
Mrs Daubney said sustainability was at the forefront of everything Ecolean did and that like-minded approach was why Bannister Downs Dairy was so proud to work with them.
“We have always believed Ecolean packaging to be the stand out above all other available options so we were delighted to hear their designs are now being recognised by others,” she said.