AIP to run joint event with NZIFST

Australian Institute of Packaging
Friday, 18 September, 2009

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is running a joint event with the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology on Tuesday 29 September in Auckland.

The theme for the technical evening will be ‘Packaging Trends and where are we heading’ and the speakers will be Alistair Sayers, MAIP, Frucor Beverages Packaging Manager and Rick Poynter, AAIP, Poynter Agencies.

Alistair Sayers' talk - Interesting Packaging Innovations and Trends in the Beverage Market - will be a visual presentation looking at formative aspects of beverage packaging in an Australasian sense, from bottle designs, supermarket interaction to beverage can and corrugated cartons.

Rick Pointer will present on biodegradable and compostable plastics from the perspective of a ‘front of life - use - end of life’ sequence. The presentation will address issues such as ‘food vs fuel’, GM crops and ‘renewable vs fossil base’. Differences that exist in end of life disposal options and the question “Is the reality of recycling always a closing of the loop?” The litter issue, is it a material or social one? What is known about the environmental effects of undegraded and fragmented plastic debris in the terrestrial and marine environments? It promises to be interesting and informative!

When: Tuesday 29 September @ 6:00-8:30 pm, registration from 5:30 pm
Where: Commercial Traveller’s Club Lounge & Dining Area, 27-31 Ohinerau Street, Remuera, Auckland, NZ

To book your spot, please contact Adelle Neilson by Friday 25 September by emailing

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