Ego Named as Finalists at the 2021 APCO Awards

Ego Named as Finalists at the 2021 APCO Awards

Ego Pharmaceuticals is proud to have been recognised as finalists at the 2021 Australian Packaging Covenant (APCO) Annual Awards.

The APCO Awards celebrate Australian organisations leading the way in sustainable packaging design and innovation, and they showcase Australian industry’s commitment to delivering the 2025 National Packaging Targets and building a circular economy approach to packaging in Australia. 

Ego was named as a finalist in the Industry Sector Awards category based on the company’s Annual Reporting scores and performance against the Packaging Sustainability Framework criteria. 

Ego has been working hard to further embed sustainable packaging methods in our processes. We are working with CHEP and REDcycle and have been actively participating in Industry leadership programs, including the Consumer Healthcare Products Working Group on sustainability in healthcare and the APCO Working Group on material circularity. 

Ego has worked hard to get all 245 Australian and New Zealand SKUs assessed in the Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal.

Ego is committed to increasing recycled content across packaging despite industry constraints, and currently the inner and outer packaging design for all SKUs contains recycled content. Ego’s outer packaging performs particularly well in this area, with 99% of outers containing at least 60% recycled content.

Looking to the future, Ego is investigating options to increase the recycled content in our packaging and also introduce reusable packaging to our product lines as we strive to improve sustainability across the business. 

The QV Baby range has once again been chosen by consumers as having some of the top baby skincare products in Australia, with the release of the Bounty Baby Award winners this week.

QV Baby products were recognised in the following 4 categories:

  • Best Baby Moisturiser (QV Baby Moisturising Cream) – Gold
  • Best Baby Shampoo (QV Baby 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner) – Gold
  • Best Baby Wash (QV Baby Gentle Wash) – Silver
  • Best Barrier Cream (QV Baby Barrier Cream) – Silver

The Bounty Baby Awards are held annually, and are voted on by both the public and a selected voting panel. This year, the awards received a huge 40 000 votes from the public and the voting panel consisted of a midwife, the Bounty editor, influencer Jessica Beaton from One Handed Cooks, and 2 real life mums.

Australian made, QV Baby is a dermatologically tested range of gentle hydrating cleansers, moisturisers and a barrier cream, specially developed for sensitive skin. Recommended by paediatricians, every QV Baby product is free from colour, fragrance and other common irritants, to work in harmony with baby’s delicate skin.