Sustainable medicines packaging awards shortlist announced

Thu, 25/05/2023 - 10:00

Finalists showcase innovations in sustainable pharmaceutical packaging, with winners to be announced at Connect in Pharma 

London, UK, 25th May 2023 / Sciad Newswire / YewMaker and Connect In Pharma announce today the shortlisted finalists for this year’s Sustainable Medicines Packaging Awards. Winners will be announced at an in-person champagne ceremony at Connect In Pharma, an annual event connecting innovators in pharma and biotech to the world’s leading suppliers and manufacturers. 

The awards, launched by sustainable healthcare pioneers YewMaker, showcase and celebrate innovations in sustainable packaging design to reduce waste or bring circularity into the pharma packaging supply chain.  

Nazneen Rahman, YewMaker founder and CEO, says: “We urgently need new solutions to reduce waste and single-use materials in the pharmaceutical supply chain. These awards shine a light on the ingenuity and engineering required to make good pharmaceutical packaging more sustainable, without compromising function.” 

Ten applicants have been shortlisted, with gold, silver and bronze winners for the two categories due to be announced on 14 June 2023 in Geneva. The shortlisted applicants are:   

Design Award (materials, constituents, size or shape of pharmaceutical packaging) 

  • Airnov Healthcare Packaging - New IDC® 

  • ​​Amcor - AmSky™​ 

  • BeFC - Making Electricity with Papers & Enzymes 

  • Industrie Grafiche Bressan - IGB Tamper Evident Folding Box 

  • PulPac + PA Consulting - PulPac Dry Molded Fiber (DMF) Blister 

  • SÜDPACK Medica - PharmaGuard 

Circularity Award (packaging services, processes, partnerships or products) 

  • PulPac + PA Consulting - PulPac Dry Molded Fiber (DMF) Blister 

  • Pylote SAS - Sustainable Mineral Antimicrobial Technology 

  • SÜDPACK Medica - PharmaGuard 

  • SymbioTex Ltd - Seaweed-based Home Compostable Medical Devices 


“We have been delighted by the response to the awards and are excited by how broadly people are thinking about sustainability and sustainability innovation,” says Rahman. 

Renan Joel, Divisional Director at Connect in Pharma, says: “We’re honoured to be hosting the sustainability awards at Connect in Pharma, drawing attention to the critical and urgent issue of sustainability in the European pharma and biotech industry. Connect in Pharma connects people from across the supply chain and can help initiate the right conversations between the right people.”   

Find out more about the awards and how to join the event at  



Notes to editors  

About Connect in Pharma  

Connect in Pharma is a fresh and exciting new event for the European pharmaceutical and biotechnology community, taking place in the heart of the market in Geneva.  

The event has been launched in answer to feedback from the community to fill a gap in the market to have an event at the centre of the pharma and biotech world, namely Switzerland. It is designed to address the most critical issues and challenges of the industry in a pivotal time for the packaging market, as well as provide a forum for inspiration, learning, collaboration, networking and sourcing.  

Find out more about Connect in Pharma, the agenda and exhibitors at  

About Easyfairs 

Easyfairs organises and hosts events, bringing communities together to visit the future.  

Easyfairs currently organises 200 face-to-face events in 14 countries (Algeria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) and manages eight event venues in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden (Antwerp, Ghent, Mechelen, Brussels North, Namur, Gorinchem, Hardenberg, Malmö and Stockholm).  

Easyfairs is passionate about “easifying” the life of our customers and increasing the return on investment and return on time for professional communities through our all-in formulas, advanced technology and customer-centric approach. Our digital features and initiatives provide these communities with excellent opportunities to network effectively and do business throughout the year. We listen carefully to create compelling online formats that meet their constantly evolving needs.  

The Easyfairs Group employs 600 highly committed talents, deploys the best marketing and technology tools, and develops brands with a strong appeal to our stakeholder communities.  

In 2018 Easyfairs was named Belgium’s “Entrepreneur of the Year®” and earned recognition as a Deloitte “Best Managed Company” and a “Great Place to Work”.  For the third year running, Deloitte conferred “Best Managed Company” status on Easyfairs in 2021.  

The company is ranked 17th in the list of the world’s leading exhibition companies.  

Visit the future with Easyfairs and find out more at  

About YewMaker 

YewMaker builds science-based, scalable concepts and solutions that make healthcare more sustainable. YewMaker is the initiator and executive lead of the Sustainable Medicines Partnership. Learn more at

About the Sustainable Medicines Partnership  

The SMP, a flagship programme of YewMaker, is a not-for-profit, private-public, multi-stakeholder collaboration. Through executing priority actions, the Sustainable Medicines Partnership aims to stop the avoidable waste of medicines and medicines packaging - reducing healthcare emissions and increasing health equity globally. Learn more at 


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