The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will host a Sustainable Packaging Design training course in Sydney next month.
The course is aimed at providing an introduction and learning framework for packaging industry professionals to apply lifecycle thinking to their working contexts.
The course will focus on the use of Lifecycle Assessment Tools to achieve sustainable packaging outcomes.
This includes an understanding of the reasons why lifecycle thinking is critical, as well as how the method may be used for packaging design projects they manage.
To be held on October 29, the course will be structured to cover the following:
- Understanding the current shifts and challenges in Sustainability
- What is Lifecycle Assessment?
- Why is Lifecycle Assessment an important tool in Sustainable Packaging Design?
- How do you quantify eco-efficiency?
- Lifecycle 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:
- The role Lifecycle Assessment plays in both Sustainable Packaging Design and development.
- Why Sustainable Packaging really matters.
- Four step procedure of lifecycle assessment.
- 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.
The course will be presented by Dr Simon Lockrey, Coordinator - Design Action Program + ID Engineering Courses.
Dr Lockrey is a Senior Lecturer/ Research Fellow at the School of Design, RMIT University.
He is a leading sustainability and design innovation academic, specialising in life cycle assessment (LCA), co-design, design innovation, marketing, resource efficiency and food waste.
Dr Lockrey has worked with global and nationally significant companies, including CHEP, Visy, Nestlé, Dyson, Grocon and Breville.
Limited places are available so early bookings are advised