The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) recently ran their new Sustainable Packaging Design Training course in Auckland with over 40 people in attendance. The course provided attendees with 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.

As part of the course, attendees also visited the Visy Recycling Material Recovery Facility (MRF) to expose participants to the realities of a working MRF facilities, their equipment, limitation and material handling issues. The participants were able to get an understanding of what is and is not separated out for possible recycling in NZ, and why.

The level of interest is so high within AIP’s NZ members that a second course date will be confirmed shortly. A huge thank you must go out to Nick Baker and the wonderful team at Visy Recycling who generously hosted the MRF visit and the training course. The AIP, in conjunction with Packaging New Zealand, look forward to holding the course again in the near future.

If you would like to be advised when the next course will be held please contact us.