Expert creators of drop-in, high performance replacements for plastic, Xampla, are celebrating double award announcements in partnership with Gousto and Britvic.
Xampla and meal kit retailer Gousto have won the SEAL Business Sustainability Awards ‘Sustainable Innovation Award’ following the launch of the world’s first edible stock cube wrapper made from pea protein. Both cookable and edible, this product launch enabled consumers a new experience – to eat their product packaging.
The first meal box featuring Xampla’s material sold out in under an hour and if rolled out at scale across all of Gousto’s meal kits, the company could save up to 17 tonnes of plastic a year.
The SEAL Sustainable Innovation Award celebrates innovations that represent game-changing ideas to create a more sustainable future. Other winners of the SEAL Business Sustainability Awards range from global brands such as Disneyland, General Electric, GM, Microsoft, Oracle, Proctor & Gamble, and Samsung to high-growth start-ups and scale-ups.
To wrap up a successful year, Xampla has also been revealed as a finalist in Just Drinks Excellence Awards. Working with global drinks manufacturer, Britvic, Xampla brought its next-generation Vitamin D microcapsules to market, offering a superior way of fortifying vitamins in beverage products.
This breakthrough product has been recognised in Just Drink’s Innovation category, which recognises new approaches in every area, from research and development to new business practices.
Xampla’s high-performance plant protein material is a natural alternative to the world’s most polluting plastics, as well as hidden microplastics within liquids and lotions. This drop in solution can seamlessly replace synthetic materials in existing manufacturing processes and will feature in new product launches in 2023 as part of Xampla’s scale-up strategy.
Pete Hutton, Executive Chair of Xampla, said: “This year has been an incredibly successful one for Xampla and we are proud that our work with both Gousto and Britvic has been recognised in these prestigious awards. Xampla is committed to pioneering replacements for the most polluting plastics through our high performance natural materials. Congratulations to all the teams involved, and we look forward to driving forwards our scale-up strategy in 2023 with new product launches and brand partnerships.”