PKN Packaging News reports: Get on the front foot with plastic

Packaging professionals at yesterday's NSW AIP meeting were urged to get on the front foot with plastic and spread the message about its positive benefits, as the industry comes under sustained attack. Some 100 people were at the packed lunchtime event, which heard speaker after speaker spruik the uses of plastic, both virgin and recycled, and highlight the steps being taken by the industry to stop its adverse environmental impact.

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AIP Save Food Packaging Consortium meets to discuss Food Waste CRC project

During FoodTech QLD this week the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) convened a meeting with the Save Food Packaging Consortium to discuss the next stage of their Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) project. Attendees included AIP, Sealed Air, ZipForm Packaging, Multivac, Result Packaging, Plantic and AFGC. (RMIT research team participated via Skype)

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Introduction to Sustainable Packaging Training Course heads back to NZ due to demand

AIP New Zealand Members and industry colleagues headed to Visy Recycling in Onehunga for the second time this year to attend the in-demand ‘Introduction to Sustainable Packaging Design’ training course. The course includes a detailed and interactive tour of the Materials Recycling Facility and is designed 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.

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AIP Education Director appointed Professor Sichuan University

Pierre Pienaar, Education Director for the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and President of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), recently received an appointment as Professor to the Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. Chengdu is the fourth largest city in China with a population of 17 million and is the capital of Sichuan Province. Sichuan University was founded in 1896 and is one of the three oldest universities in China. It is one of the most prestigious national key universities in education, research and social impact in China. It is engaged with 248 global academic universities and research institutes in 42 countries.

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