Kirsten Evans is one of three entries who ranked highest in the criteria of ‘Save Food’ and has been awarded the Silver Award for her re-design of Yoplaits wildlife yoghurts to reduce consumer food waste. The 100% recyclable concept and resealable pot is designed around a teaspoon allowing complete access to the content. The pot and lid are thermoformed together eliminating glue, accidental spillages and yoghurt disposed on the lid. The container, lid and pot band present branding and graphics for Yoplaits Willdlife yoghurts.
When asked about her award, Kirsten explained that:
“I really enjoyed this first-year Industrial Design project, sustainability and reducing food waste are extremely important in current society. I am happy my design was recognised and awarded for its benefits in both the Starpack and Worldstar student design awards.”
Sixteen Loughborough Design students whose entries scored a minimum of 50.01% of the overall marks also received WorldStar Student Certificates of Recognition. Those students are Josh Richardson, Xian Da Lim, Jamie Doyle, Hana Smart, David Hawkins, Jamie Saunders, Patrick Triller, Gloria Ocran, Tuela Smith, Imogen Biggs, Kirsten Evans, Robert McKinna, George Silvester, Ellen Callaghan, and James Wye.
Dr George Torrens, Senior Lecture in the School of Design and Creative Arts commented:
“It is great to see the students hard work and talent being recognised Internationally through the WPO WorldStar student packaging Awards and grateful to the organisers who facilitate this opportunity.
Each student was already an award winner to enable them to enter this event. The original concepts for many of their winning designs were produced when they were still in the first year of their programmes. The additional skills they learn in the early stages of their second year of study enables them to effectively communicate their concept through a high-quality presentation.
Myself and colleagues Karl Hurn, Dr Rhoda Trimingham, Nicholas Johnson, Dr Nikki Clark, and Dr Salman Asghar are pleased that our research and experience helps students to deliver high-quality results for this competition.”
Congratulations to all our students on their awards!