Sick of bringing home plastic shopping bags filled with bad packaging? Do something about it by nominating the packaging that bugs you most in the Unpackit Packaging Awards! Put in a nomination before Christmas, and you’ll be in the draw to win one of these five Loopcase shopping bags – hand-crafted in Wanaka from recycled materials. The packaging which drives you mad might be non-recyclable, excessive, harmful to the environment or just plain ridiculous. Go to to put in a nomination for New Zealand’s Best and/or Worst Packaging.

You can put in as many nominations as you like, just remember to tell us why you have nominated the packaging and to give us your email address in case you’re one of the lucky winners. The Best and Worst Unpackit Packaging Awards will be decided by public vote in 2012. All nominations made between 25th November and 25th December will be entered in the Loopcase competition (except for nominations made by Wanaka Wastebusters staff and their families).

To find out more about how you can choose good packaging when you’re out shopping, go to the Unpackit website and look for Packaging Info.