Recycled materials and eco-design, the Sustain Awards trophies

The trophy manufacturing industry has modernized with new techniques, manufacturing processes that minimize the carbon footprint or the use of advanced recycled materials.

In this sector, one of the companies that has made the strongest move towards sustainable manufacturing is Sustain Awards.

Sustain Awards was born with the idea of ​​providing sustainability and ecological awareness to the manufacture of trophies, a traditionally very polluting industry. In their catalog they include cups, medals, commemorative plaques made with the latest technology.

Their new manufacturing techniques and new materials have enabled them to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80% compared to a classic piece made in China with PMMA.

Among their most significant collaborations, we can mention the European Handball Federation, for which they designed and manufactured the new Champions League Final 4 trophies, the European Handball Cup. Also note the Laus Trophy ADG ADF 2020the most prestigious award for visual communication in Spain, organized by ADG FAD for 50 years.


Sustainable Sport and Enterprise Award.

Today, choosing organic products is much more than just a passing fad.

The ecological or sustainable concept is increasingly popular in the sports and corporate awards industry.

Products made from environmentally friendly materials are becoming more and more popular and interest is growing day by day.

Do you want to impress the people awarded? The use of ecological materials gives us new possibilities to produce medals and trophies. The unique texture of these materials can impress with their combinations: in the case of a trophy, various materials can be used, such as cardboard, recycled iron or PET, or elements made of recycled wood or cardboard.

Medals and trophies made with environmentally friendly materials are perfect as prizes at sporting events that promote a healthy lifestyle. In addition, they are an excellent idea for a corporate gift between companies that demonstrates your ecological attitude and your involvement in important social issues.

3D printing technology

3D printing technology allows reuse unused material from previous printsoptimizing parts profitability and reducing waste.

3D printing is ideal for creating fully personalized objects, which can be easily modified and adapted to the specific needs of each occasion. Moreover, 3D printing is the most cost-effective technology for small series.

There are many reasons why 3D printing is a great alternative for making trophies:

  • A trophy tailored to the specific aesthetic of the competition can be created.
  • It is very easy to design a trophy in such a way that with little effort and minor modifications it can be reused for other competitions.
  • The cost is much lower than making a similar trophy with another technology.
  • You can choose from a wide variety of colors, materials, textures and finishes.
  • It can be done very quickly.

With 3D printing it is possible manufacture parts at lower cost from a single unit. Unlike other technologies, being able to produce the trophies one by one while maintaining a low cost allows the manufacture of very special pieces, personalized to the theme of the contest or competition.

A great advantage is that, by being able to design and manufacture quickly and inexpensively, prototypes can be made easily. Different versions can be designed and manufactured to be presented to the customer.

Moreover they can reuse layouts add new details quickly and easily.


  • recycled PET. Trophies made from 100% recycled PET from beverage containers, water bottles and fabrics.
  • Iron. Content between 50 and 75% recycled.
  • To paint. The paint is water-based, non-toxic in use and suitable for food contact.

The materials used do not contain heavy metals or other hazardous substances.

He has maximized use of recycled materials.

It is undeniable that the reducing plastic waste is environmentally friendlybut it is also a smart business practice that many industries and manufacturers are adopting to meet growing consumer concerns and demands.

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