Brazillian Food Company Wins Award For Using Bio-Plastic Based Packaging

Cereplast, Inc. (OTCBB:CERP), a leading developer of proprietary bio-based sustainable plastics, today announced that Bunge Alimentos, the largest agribusiness and food company in Brazil, has received the prestigious 2009 Embanews Award for Best Renewable and Biodegradable Packaging. The thermoformed packaging used for Bunge’s CYCLUS® margarine brand is made of Cereplast Compostables® resin.

“We are very pleased that Bunge received the Award at Brazilplast,” said Philippe Ravera, Cereplast Vice-President Sales and Marketing. “Once again it shows that the plastic industry understands the importance of sustainability. It is a great honor that a company as large as Bunge has selected our bio-resins and we are very excited about Cereplast’s prospects for growth in Brazil. Being selected by Bunge is another important achievement for Cereplast this year.”

Ravera continued, “We attribute this most recent success to a very close cooperation between Iraplast, Cereplast’s distributor in Brazil, Poly-Vac, the firm thermoforming the packaging and Bunge. As a result, CYCLUS® margarine is now distributed through several hundred stores and supermarkets across Brazil. The innovative and attractive packaging has been very well received by consumers.”

Embanews, a major packaging magazine in Brazil, selected CYCLUS® by Bunge for the 2009 Award because of its innovation in packaging using a biodegradable resin and its ability to be disposed in industrial composting sites. CYCLUS® containers will turn into biomass in less than 90 days under industrial composting conditions. Bunge’s CYCLUS® advertising campaign notes this feature by proclaiming “The unique celebrity who loves to be unnoticed”.

For more information about Embanews 2009 award, please visit

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.