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The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is inviting industry to attend a new food waste training course at FoodTech PackTech in New Zealand in September.

The ‘Role of Packaging in Minimising Food Waste’ training course will take place on 19 September at the show, which runs in Auckland from 18 to 20 September.

The course will cover packaging design criteria for Best-Practice Save Food Packaging Design developments, with hands-on and practical case studies, and participants will learn how designing packaging to save food actually saves food.

“The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has been a long-standing supporter and exhibitor of FoodTech PackTech for close to 16 years now,” AIP executive director Nerida Kelton said.

“This course will provide participants with an introduction to the seriousness of food waste in this country and globally and how we can all make a difference as team members of the product-packaging design process to this issue.”

The AIP is also be working with industry partner Packaging New Zealand on a seminar for the show that will discuss ‘Packaging and the Circular Economy’.

“As the peak professional body for education and training in the packaging industry in Australasia, we welcome everyone to visit our stand to find our how we can help you and your staff with professional and personal development,” Kelton said.