Ends on August 15, 2018

IAPD Environmental Excellence Award

The IAPD Environmental Committee established the “IAPD Environmental Excellence Award” to recognize the innovative or exemplary environmental responsibility by a member firm. This award will be presented during the IAPD Annual Convention.


The criteria has been developed to recognize the IAPD member companies who have adopted sustainable practices in their operations. In addition to adopting green practices, consideration will be given to those companies that demonstrate new and creative ways to be environmentally friendly.  

The IAPD Environmental Excellence Award is based on a point system (section 1) and by the committee’s evaluation of the presentation and essay (sections 2 and 3). All entries that earn a minimum number of points will be awarded a GreenScene(TM) Certificate. The top point earners will be awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze awards, based on their entries.

Award entries will be reviewed by the IAPD Environmental Committee and will be evaluated based on total points accrued in the RECYCLING AND WASTE REDUCTION section (Section 1), the presentation (Section 2) and the case study (section 3). The judges will consider:

  • Environmental Impact — waste minimization and process improvements
  • Financial Impact — energy saving and material cost reduction
  • Social Impact — public outreach
  • Local Government Recognition
  • Other Green or Environmental Initiatives

Submissions should clearly demonstrate how the company has performed exemplary leadership and responsibility in its efforts to protect the environment, while also promoting the continued growth of the plastics industry. 


Contact Courtney Karr if you have any questions about your application.