Scientific Games and Canadian lottery partner Loto-Québec won a prestigious Gutenberg Award at the 40th Annual Gala Gutenberg for the Folie des plantes (Plant Madness) game produced on 100% recyclable paper.

Plant Madness is one of the first lottery instant games in the world produced by the company on 100% recyclable fiber for Loto-Québec in 2021. The Gutenberg Awards are the Québec printing industry’s premier event, highlighting the talent, creativity, and know-how of printing craftsmen. This year, the Gutenberg Awards added a category focused on sustainability with reusable and recyclable products.

Loto-Québec and Scientific Games collaborated on sustainable instant games, creating a model for the lottery industry. After five years of testing, a 100% recyclable game was produced in 2021 at Scientific Games’ Montreal instant game production facility with water-based inks on recycled and Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper stock provided by Québec sustainable paper company, Sustana Group. A total of five 100% recyclable Loto-Québec games have been produced by Scientific Games including Plant Madness, Évasion (Escape), Code secret (Secret Code), SLINGO 10X, and C’est quoi ton signe? (What’s Your Sign?).

Isabelle Jean, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Lottery Games for Loto-Québec said: “Our scratch games printed on 100% recycled paper stock are a world first that were made possible through dedicated collaboration between Loto-Québec, Sustana Group and Scientific Games. I’d like to thank and congratulate the teams who worked on this innovative project, as it’s helped to reduce the environmental footprint of our games.”

Scientific Games produced Loto-Québec’s first instant game more than 50 years ago and is the Lottery’s primary instant game partner, serving its business from the company’s Montreal production facility which has employed generations of Québec workforce including expert printing professionals.

Marc-Andre Doyon, Vice President Canada for Scientific Games, said: “We are honored to receive an award for this meaningful sustainability innovation with our partner Loto-Québec, and together lead the global lottery industry in instant game sustainability efforts.”

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Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.


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