February 23, 2017— (Vancouver, BC) Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. (TSX.V – SGB) is very pleased to announce that its good natured™ home and business organization products have been chosen as a top 3 finalist to receive a 2017 GreenTec Award from amongst 25 qualified Canadian applicants.
Viewed as Europe’s most prestigious environmental award organization, every year GreenTec Awards acknowledges innovative achievements and the advancement of new technologies that showcase a commitment to sustainability, measurable impact, and environmental excellence. This year marks the tenth anniversary of GreenTec Awards, with Canada joining forces with the organization as their first partner country.
This year’s competition includes 13 categories, with Solegear being a top 10 finalist in the Lifestyles category and a top 3 finalist to represent the best in Canadian innovation. Other categories in 2017 include Communication, Construction & Living, Energy, Lifestyle, Recycling & Resources, Mobility, Sports, Sustainable Development, Textiles & Fashion, Travel, Special Prize Start-up and Galileo Wissenpreis. A full list of the selected Top 3 projects in each category can be found here.
“It is an honour to be selected as a finalist for this prestigious award and to share this recognition with the other highly esteemed global applicants who are committed to creating products and services that improve environmental and human health,” said Paul Antoniadis, CEO of Solegear. “It’s also very exciting for us to represent Canada and highlight the exciting product and packaging innovations we’re developing right here in North America to a global audience.”
The GreenTec Awards winners in each category will be chosen amongst the finalists by an independent jury of 70 members, composed of industry, academic and environmental experts. The laureates will be awarded at the annual GreenTec Awards Gala ceremony on May 12, 2017 in Berlin.