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The Sherwood Group shortlisted for Environmental Packaging Awards 2024 in Online Retail Category

The Sherwood Group, a leading provider of sustainable packaging solutions, is thrilled to announce its shortlisting for the Environmental Packaging Awards 2024 in the Online Retail category. The nomination recognizes The Sherwood Group’s innovative Flowers Hydration Pot, featuring Puracoat®, developed in collaboration with Bunches, a prominent online flower shop dedicated to sustainability.

The project, initiated in 2022, aimed to replace plastic pots used for flower hydration during delivery with an eco-friendly alternative. Bunches’ commitment to sustainability led them to seek a packaging solution aligned with their values. The Sherwood Group’s team, in close collaboration with Bunches’ technical and procurement department, developed a cartonboard pot utilizing Puracoat®, ensuring structural integrity and leak prevention while championing environmental responsibility.

What sets the Flowers Hydration Pot apart is its eco-friendly composition, ensuring both sustainability and compostability. Crafted from KraftPak material, fully recyclable and BPI certified for industrial composting, the pot aligns perfectly with Bunches’ environmental aspirations. The integration of Puracoat® sustainable barrier coating further enhances its sustainability credentials, as it is fully recyclable and biodegradable in line with BS EN 13432 standards. By eliminating plastic pots, Bunches can save 5.4 tonnes of plastic annually, setting a new standard for sustainable practices in the floral industry.

We are thrilled that our product has been recognized by the judges of these prestigious awards,” said Richard Hall, Sales and Marketing Director at The Sherwood Group, “We look forward to the awards ceremony in June. This project truly exemplifies our unwavering commitment to sustainability and innovation.”

Bunches has expanded their sustainability efforts by implementing additional packaging improvements, including fully compostable flower food packaging and recyclable/compostable brown paper wrap. The Flowers Hydration Pot represents the latest addition to their eco-friendly initiatives.

The winners of the Environmental Packaging Awards 2024 will be announced during the ceremony on 26th June in London. The Sherwood Group looks forward to celebrating alongside industry leaders.

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