AIP to run sustainable packaging design training course


AIP to run sustainable packaging design training course

The packaging industry is facing increasing demands to meet environmental challenges, and the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be launching a half-day training course in Melbourne to help businesses address sustainable packaging design.

Held on Wednesday, 17 October, the ‘Introduction to Sustainable Packaging Design’ course is aimed at anyone who is responsible for a business’s packaging design, performance or purchase specification, including packaging designers, packaging technologists and those in environmental strategy development.

Presented by AIP Education Coordinator and experienced food-packaging consultant Ralph Moyle, the course is designed to help businesses answer ‘war on waste’ questions and address changes to retailer and consumer trends and behaviours.

Attendees will gain a better understanding of the practical guidelines and criteria needed to design and develop sustainable packaging, including the sustainability hierarchy of reduce, re-use then recycle and the circular economy approach to packaging and the environment. It will also educate participants on the current environmental issues that are impacting producers, manufacturers and retailers, and provide best practice examples of sustainable packaging and save food packaging innovations.

Discussions will cover the impact of plastic, glass and metal packaging on the environment and whether the use of non-renewable resources, plant-based bioplastics, compostable and recycled materials, and various tools can assist businesses in understanding the full life of packaging.

Participants will be invited to bring with them a sample of their company’s packaging materials to use as a case study.

As part of the course, attendees will also visit a material recovery facility to educate them on what is and is not separated out for possible recycling and expose them to their material handling issues.

For more information or to book a place, click here.

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