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

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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March

Heading into its 34th year and continuing to go from strength-to-strength, AUSPACK 2019 will return to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 26 – 29 March 2019.

The Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) Awards of Excellence, the national awards program for the processing and packaging industry, will return in 2019.

April

PKN Packaging News and Food & Drink Business will be hosting a Women in Packaging Breakfast Forum during the Australian Institute of Packaging’s National Technical Forum. The theme is: Disruptive education – flexible learning for the future workplace.

Submissions are now open for the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) which recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field in Australia and New Zealand.

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is pleased to advise that the biennial National Technical Forum is moving alongside the annual Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards for Australia and New Zealand

May

THAIFEX – World of Food Asia 2019 brings together food & drinks, food service and food technology products from all over the world to South East Asia, with a focus on the high-growth Indochina market.