And the worst packaging award for 2012 goes to…


Best and worst lists bring an array of emotions - elation at being voted the best, and despair if voted the worst.

Well, according to a public poll to uncover New Zealand's worst packaging, supermarket chain Foodstuffs has been "awarded" the prize for worst packaging for putting vegetables on polystyrene meat-trays and then wrapping them in plastic.

The "award" came from the Unpackit Packaging Awards 2012, which is part of the Smart Packaging project designed to help people choose sustainable packaging and raise awareness about packaging waste.

The project has received financial support from the Waste Minimization Fund, administered by the Ministry for the Environment....

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