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    The use of life cycle assessment tools for sustainable packaging design

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    The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has created a new training course on ‘The use of Lifecycle Assessment Tools for Sustainable Packaging Design’, with the first course being held on Wednesday 5th June in Melbourne. This course is supported by APCO and RMIT.

    The Use of Life cycle Assessment Tools for Sustainable Packaging Design half-day training course is aimed at providing an introduction and learning framework for packaging industry professionals to apply life cycle thinking to their working contexts. This includes an understanding of the reasons why life cycle thinking is critical, as well as how the method may be used for packaging design projects they manage.

    The course will be structured to cover the following:

    • Understanding the current shifts and challenges in Sustainability
    • What is Life cycle Assessment?
    • Why is Life cycle Assessment an important tool in Sustainable Packaging Design?
    • How do you quantify eco-efficiency?
    • Life cycle Thinking within Sustainable Packaging design
    • Introduction to life cycle assessment (LCA) and Its benefits
    • Case Study Examples and Interactive hands-on LCA tool usage
    • Seizing the strategic opportunity in Sustainability
    • Better understanding of how to use LCA tools for competitive advantage and to establish strong relationships across your Supply Chain partners

    The objectives of the course are to provide participants an understanding of:

    1. The role LCA plays in both Sustainable Packaging Design and development
    2. Why Sustainable Packaging really matters
    3. Four step procedure of lifecycle assessment
    4. Tools and knowledge to apply LCA in practical contexts

    Who should attend?

    Brand Owners, packaging manufacturers and suppliers, business owners, managers, marketers, engineers, packaging technologists, sustainability professionals, packaging designers, agencies and sales staff.

    Course Lecturer will be Simon Lockrey, Coordinator - Design Action Program + ID Engineering Courses, Senior Lecturer/ Research Fellow - School of Design, College of Design and Social Context, RMIT University, Australia. Simon Lockrey is a leading sustainability and design innovation academic, having been based at RMIT since 2009. The domains in which he has managed sustainability research include lifecycle assessment (LCA), co-design, design innovation, marketing, resource efficiency and food waste. Simon has worked with global and nationally significant companies, including CHEP, Visy, Nestlé, Dyson, Grocon and Breville.

    Limited Places are available so book today!


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    2018 AIP Year in Review

    With 2018 nearing an end, it is time to reflect on what was one of the most successful and action-packed years the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has ever had in its 55-year history. We started the year by hosting the 2018 AIP National Conference, 2018 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards, 2018 WorldStar Packaging Awards, the 100th World Packaging Organisation Board Meeting and the inaugural Women in Industry Forum and we just kept going for the rest of the year. We have tried to highlight some of the key events and initiatives that the AIP undertook this year in this our final newsletter for 2018.

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