Berlin—As tradition dictated, the first day of the 7th European Bioplastics Conference (Berlin, Germany) duly ended with the announcement of the 2012 winner of the Global Bioplastics Award - only this time with a twist: This year two winners were named.
Bioplastics Magazine's Michael Thielen presented the surprising result. "Two finalists with the exact same number of points. We had no choice. We had two winners!"
The international panel of five judges selected the Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (IfBB; Hannover, Germany) and Takata Corp. (Japan) from a previously announced shortlist of five nominees.