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Students' Sustainable Packaging Wins Second Place in Prestigious International Competition

Cal Poly's team received two other awards for sustainability and marketing appeal.

A team of Cal Poly students won second place in an international competition thanks to their design for sustainable produce packaging. 

Cal Poly’s Froot team was one of three that advanced to the Paperboard Packaging Alliance finals in Austin, Texas, last fall, ultimately taking second and an invitation to compete at the WorldStar Global Packaging Awards, the most prestigious and important student packaging contest in the globe with competitors from 37 countries.

The team received three medals: a silver for second overall among the 440 global competitors; a gold for marketing appeal; and a bronze medal for sustainability.

The Cal Poly team — a collaboration between Fiber-Based Packaging, an ITP class, and Graphic Design III, from the Art and Design Department — looked at fruits and vegetables, which are often prepackaged in mesh bags and plastic containers that can’t be recycled.