November 13, 2017

Awards pile up for Sulapac

Sulapac founders Laura Kyllönen (left) and Suvi Haimi accept the 2017 Green Alley Award in Berlin.
Sulapac founders Laura Kyllönen (left) and Suvi Haimi accept the 2017 Green Alley Award in Berlin.
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Finnish startup Sulapac has been recognised with Europe’s first founder’s prize for the circular economy, the 2017 Green Alley Award, and also at the Sustainable Beauty Awards in Paris – for its eco-friendly alternative for plastic packaging.

Sulapac was picked as the winner of the 2017 Green Alley Award from six finalists representing Germany, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands and France, after pitching its product before an international jury and audience on 9 November in Berlin.

The prize consists of cash and non-cash items worth 30 000 euros and was handed out for the fourth time to honour ideas relating to waste and resource management.

Sulapac's eco-friendly soap cases are made of wood and natural adhesives.

Sulapac’s eco-friendly soap cases are made of wood and natural adhesives.

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“The decision was not an easy one, but we agreed on Sulapac in the end because of its huge impact on one of the biggest problems of our times – plastic waste,” says Jan Patrick Schulz, CEO of Landbell Group and member of the jury. “Sulapac has developed a high-quality material that meets the diverse challenges of today’s market.”

Earlier last week, Sulapac’s packaging solution made of wood and natural adhesives also won the Sustainable Packaging category at the Sustainable Beauty Awards held at the Paris Marriott Champs-Élysées.

This follows recognition at the LUXE PACK in Green Awards on 3 October in Monaco for the best green packaging solution.

“This autumn has been incredible, and we are truly honoured to receive these international recognitions,” says Sulapac’s CEO Suvi Haimi. “Sulapac packages replace plastic with fully biodegradable patented solution. We have invested in designs and premium appearance to offer a truly interesting alternative to cosmetics and luxury brands.”

Curious to know more about Sulapac? Read our feature about the company here.

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