Tupperware Brands received an Honorable Mention award for its ECO+ To-Go Cup from Fast Company’s 2021 Innovation by Design Awards in the Materials category. The awards celebrate “creative work at the intersection of design, business and innovation.”
“Receiving this recognition by Fast Company in the Innovation by Design Materials category is a testament to Tupperware’s dedication to offering consumers innovative, thoughtfully-designed solutions that align with their values–to protect the environment and find innovative solutions to waste reduction,” said Kartik Khare, Global Vice President, Product Strategy and Innovation at Tupperware Brands. “The Coffee To-Go Cup and its ECO+ material is just one example in how we are working to nurture a better future every day, providing reusable, durable and on-the-go products to lessen our footprint.”
With a focus on sustainability, Tupperware designed the ECO+ To-Go Cup with the goal of addressing waste management issues caused by single-use coffee cups. The result is a product made of both circular polymers, which are derived from single-use plastic waste that are broken down to a molecular level and recreated into high-quality food-grade plastic, and renewable polymers, which recaptures by-products from the agricultural or forestry industry and remodels it into high-quality food-grade plastic.
“Design is not just a beauty contest,” said Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “It’s something that can change the world and create solutions in a time when we face pressing global issues such as systemic racism, climate change, and a global pandemic. Many of these entries showcase these challenges while providing hope for the future through their steadfast commitment to elevate design.”