Sustainable Packaging Design Training Course + Materials Recycling Facility Tour, NSW

How do you work your way through the maze of demands to change packaging to meet environmental challenges? This course is designed to assist anyone who is responsible in their business to make packaging changes to meet ‘War on Waste’ questions, changes to retailer and consumer trends and behaviours; while not spending any more money at the end.

The course will provide attendees a better understanding of the practical guidelines and criteria needed to design and develop sustainable packaging including the Sustainability Hierarchy of Reduce, Reuse then Recycle and the Circular Economy approach to packaging and the environment.

Discussions will also cover Plastic, Glass and Metal packaging and their impact on the environment and whether the use of non-renewable resources, plant-based bioplastics, compostable and recycled materials and various tools can assist their business to understand the full life of packaging. This will involve the impact of ‘Food or Product Waste’.

As part of the course, attendees will visit a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) to expose participants to the realities of a working MRF facilities, their equipment, limitation and material handling issues. The participants will get an understanding of what is and is not separated out for possible recycling, and why. This is followed by understanding the next stage of the recycling process after the MRF (i.e., the current five material beneficiation processes).

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

1. To provide participants an understanding of the current environmental issues that are impacting the producers of packaging and the manufacturers and retailers of packaged product.

2. To provide participants an understanding of sustainable packaging design and the practical design guidelines and approaches required in the packaging design process including End of Life (EoL) thinking.

3. To provide participants with a better view of Best Practice Examples and Case Studies of award-winning Sustainable Packaging and Save Food Packaging innovations.

Limited places are available in the interactive training so book your place today. All of industry is invited to attend.

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June

Nominations are now open for the 2019 APAC Food Safety Awards, the leading event that recognises and rewards individuals who have contributed to food safety in Australia and New Zealand.

AUSVEG and PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited (PMA A-NZ) have again united to deliver the joint industry conference and Trade Show, Hort Connections 2019.

MIFB builds business connections to facilitate exhibitors and buyers to source and identify potential business partners to expand their market globally in our business matching session. MIFB also provides international and local VIP buyer programme to look for the right international and local business partners by connecting the top tier buyers and MIFB exhibiting companies.

July

This AIP seminar will help to guide you and your teams to better understand the current and true state-of-play with Soft Plastics in Australia.

August

If 2019 is the year you plan to launch a packaged food product for a retail shelf, or to expand your existing food business, then let us show you practical pathways to make it happen and introduce you to the right people to achieve your goals.

Join our international and local food expert guests and speakers, as we explore the topic of food safety risk and how we as an industry can rise to the challenge, during this highly interactive three-day event.

September

The three day conference is jam-packed with business, technical brewing and supply chain seminars, international speakers, brewery tours, workshops and the largest brewing trade expo seen in Australia.