If this is your company, CONTACT US to activate Packbase™ software to build your portal.

    Webpackaging logo

    On-pack date labels and storage guidance to support consumers in reducing food waste

    • Australian Institute of Packaging
    Europe, Nordic Countries, Sweden, Oceania, Australia, Eating, Drinking, Food, Secondary Packaging, Labels, Active, Smart Packaging, Sustainable Packaging, Labelling, Sleeving

    The AIP would like to encourage all of our Members to please help Wanjun Chu with his Phd. Wanjun is a PhD student from Linköping University, Sweden. His general research focus is on the topic of design for sustainable behavior and sustainable interaction design.

    Currently he is working with Professor Karli Verghese FAIP from School of Design, RMIT, where they are conducting a research project to systematically explore how to better design on-pack date labels and storage guidance to support consumers in reducing food waste.

    Relation between on-pack labeling and consumer food waste:

    On-pack date related label is one of the most direct information carriers used in food industry to communicate specific product attributes with consumers. On one hand, it is regarded as an effective tool which can help consumers to make informed consumption decisions. However, on the other hand, it has been identified as one of the major factors that contributes to the problem of consumer food waste.

    Industry's opinions matter:

    Specifically, in this project, RMIT are interested in exploring and experimenting novel ways to create better interactions between these on-pack information attributes and consumers. In order to achieve this, RMIT would like to reach as many industry participants as possible to understand your knowledge, experiences, difficulties, and suggestions regarding the design of on-pack date labels and storage information.

    Practical sustainability values and potential benefits for industry:

    Apart from learning from industry practices, RMIT also aim to make practical changes in people’s daily life and bring potential benefits to food and packaging industry practitioners. Wanjun has developed a digital mobile app prototype, which integrates the newest technology (Augmented Reality & AI assistant) with the on-pack date labels and storage information to help consumers make more tailored and informed food consumption and disposal decisions. RMIT would like to collect your feedback and co-design this new consumer-packaging interaction concept with you.

    Interview and design ideation session

    The way RMIT would like to engage you in this research is through an interview & on-pack label design ideation session, which lasts approximately 90 minutes in total. Depending upon your own schedule and preferences, they can always adjust the session time accordingly.

    Regarding the place of the interview and design session, it would be great if it could take place at the environment that you are comfortable with, for example RMIT can visit you and conduct the session in your company or organisation. You are also welcome to visit RMIT, where they will arrange the meeting for you. Video or telephone interviews can be an alternative in case you are unable to meet face-to-face.

    See also

    Australia & NZ packaging innovations recognised in 2019 WorldStar Packaging Awards

    Australia & NZ packaging innovations recognised in 2019 WorldStar Packaging Awards

    Three Australian companies and one New Zealand company have achieved international recognition for their innovative and unique packaging designs in the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards for 2019. The winning companies include Caps and Closures for Precise Pour, ILNAM Estate for 8 Kangaroos, Lactote for POLATOTE and Radix Nutrition for their Foil Packaging Breakfast Pouch and were across three categories, Beverage, Food and Domestic & Household.

    Winners announced for 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards

    Winners announced for 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards

    The winners of the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) for Australia and New Zealand were announced at a gala dinner on the 30th of April at the SOFITEL Wentworth, Sydney. The PIDA Awards are the exclusive feeder program for the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards run by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) with the 2019 PIDA winners automatically eligible for entry into the 2020 international competition.

    AIP announces finalists for 2019 AOONA scholarship

    AIP announces finalists for 2019 AOONA scholarship

    The Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), are pleased to announce that there are three finalists for the tenth annual Scholarship program which will enable one lucky packaging technologist, designer or engineer in Australia the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Packaging Technology to the value of $9,000. The Diploma in Packaging Technology is a Level 5 qualification which is internationally recognised.

    2018 Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Special Awards

    2018 Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Special Awards

    One of the core objectives of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is to ensure that individuals are recognised for their significant contributions to the packaging industry. Dr Carol Kilcullen-Lawrence PhD, FAIP, CPP, National President of the AIP had the opportunity at the gala awards night on the 2 May to present five AIP Special Awards. The AIP Special Awards are not given often and are designed to recognise inspirational individuals who have contributed significantly to the packaging industry over many years.

    2019 Packaging New Zealand Scholarship now open

    2019 Packaging New Zealand Scholarship now open

    Packaging New Zealand are pleased to announce that entries are now open for their annual Scholarship program for 2019. The annual Packaging Scholarship enables one lucky packaging technologist, designer or engineer in New Zealand the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Packaging Technology to the value of $9,000. The Diploma of Packaging Technology is offered through the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP); the peak professional body for packaging education and training in Australasia.

    2018 AIP Year in Review

    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.

    AIP members participate in APCOs Sustainable Packaging Guidelines Consultation

    AIP members participate in APCO's Sustainable Packaging Guidelines Consultation

    AIP Members and industry colleagues are invited to participate in APCO's Sustainable Packaging Guidelines (SPGs) Consultation. APCO facilitated a workshop on 29th August 2018 in Sydney to collect views on the sustainable packaging principles and inform the development of the new draft SPGs. APCO is now opening the draft SPGs for industry consultation to ensure the new proposed format and attached resources meet your needs and expectations.

    AIP contributes to 101st World Packaging Organisation (WPO) Board meeting

    AIP contributes to 101st World Packaging Organisation (WPO) Board meeting

    Nerida Kelton recently attended the 101st World Packaging Organisation (WPO) Board Meetings which were hosted by China National Export Commodities Packaging Research Institute (CEPI) in Jinan, the capital city of Shandong, China. Shandong, with a history of more than 5,000 years, is considered one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilisation including Confucius and is often called the ‘Spring City’ for its famous 72 artesian springs.

    AIP site tour of Chep Erskine Park Service Centre

    AIP site tour of Chep Erskine Park Service Centre

    A small group of Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) members recently attended a site tour at CHEP’s Service Centre in Erskine Park, Sydney. Lachlan Feggans, Senior Manager of Sustainability for CHEP, and Mathew Karbowiak, Service Centre Manager, provided the group with the opportunity to learn more about CHEP’s pallet reconditioning operations, the role of CHEP’s National Logistics Control Centre, and the value CHEP provides through the circular supply chain.

    AIP supports WPO Packaging Technology Training in Wuxi, China

    AIP supports WPO Packaging Technology Training in Wuxi, China

    For the third consecutive year the WPO, supported by the AIP and CEPI (China National Export Commodities Packaging Research Institute), were back in China to once again provide an intensive week of packaging technology training. This year there were 54 attendees, made up from industry, students, as well as academia (lecturers) from various universities in China involved in Packaging Design or Packaging Science. We used the facilities of a Jiangnan University, in Wuxi.

    Coles becomes Australia’s first national supermarket retailer to introduce meat packaging made entirely from a combination of recycled and renewable material

    Coles becomes Australia’s first national supermarket retailer to introduce meat packaging made entirely from a combination of recycled and renewable material

    Coles will be the first national supermarket retailer in Australia to introduce recyclable packaging made entirely from a combination of recycled and renewable material for a wide range of its Coles Brand fresh meat and poultry products. By purchasing an expected 121 million recyclable meat and poultry trays in 2018 from renowned Australian manufacturer Plantic Technologies, Coles is aiming to use the equivalent of 150 million recycled water bottles to combat Australia’s plastic waste.

    • Company News
    • English
    • Modified 09 May 2019
    • Hits 121