Recognizing the best in sustainable packaging, the 2023 Green Award trophy was unveiled during a dedicated ceremony on the first day of Edition Spéciale by LUXE PACK. Discover who the winner is...
The Green Award, in partnership with Infinity Global, were held during the first day of Edition Spéciale by LUXE PACK on 7th June, 2023 in Paris. The competition rewards the best sustainable packaging initiatives, decided upon by visitor votes.
Estonian start-up Raiku scooped this year’s award for Raiku Wrap, a 100% wood product designed to replace plastic bubble wrap or paper. It has a flexible, spring-like structure achieved via a thermal treatment that uses no water or chemicals and is said to use 50-times less energy compared to paper and cardboard. "Raiku Wrap’s carbon footprint is ten times lower than paper," Karl Pärtel, Raiku Co-Founder tells Formes de Luxe, adding that the product is compostable. 1m3 cube of wood creates 15-20m3 of Raiku Wrap, which can be used for packaging applications in cosmetics and fragrance, watches and jewelry, wines and spirits and luxury e-commerce.
Pärtel says that the company just launched pilot production in Estonia, where it plans to build a factory in 2024. “The idea is to eventually build a larger scale production facility in Europe, in France or Germany,” he says.