SCHÜTZ recognised by Product Stewardship Excellence Awards

At an official ceremony in Sydney, Australia on 2 November, SCHÜTZ’s Australian subsidiary was honoured for the holistic SCHÜTZ packaging system and its contribution to conserving natural resources.

The SCHÜTZ TICKET SERVICE – the organisation’s programme to collect and recondition used containers – received special recognition.

The prestigious annual Product Stewardship Excellence Awards are presented in Australia to recognise companies that demonstrate outstanding product stewardship and actively contribute to environmental protection and waste reduction through innovative and sustainable solutions.

With a focus on the agricultural and chemical industries, SCHÜTZ Australia said it supplies high-quality IBCs and 110-litre plastic drums as part of a closed system where used packaging is collected free of charge and returned to the packaging cycle through reconditioning and recycling.

SCHÜTZ Australia added it is continually finding new ways to approach packaging users in order to ensure the highest possible return rate across the country.

Australian Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek commended this comprehensive green lifecycle management at the award ceremony and emphasised the outstanding importance of an efficient circular economy, the company continue.

This includes, in particular, the responsible handling of products and materials at the end of their life cycle, said SCHÜTZ.

With this in mind, the jury selected SCHÜTZ Australia as this year’s “Large Business” winner in the “Best Stewardship Outcomes” category, concluded the firm.