INCLUDES FREE TOUR OF THE VISY RECYCLING MATERIALS RECYCLING FACILITY
OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE:
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’.
Participants will be invited to bring with them a sample of their company’s packaging materials to use as a case study.
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).
- 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.
- 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.
- To provide participants with a better view of Best Practice Examples and Case Studies of award-winning Sustainable Packaging and Save Food Packaging innovations.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
If you are responsible for your business’s packaging design, performance or purchase specification, then you should attend. Packaging Designers, Technologists and Engineers, anyone responsible for Environmental Strategy Development, Marketing & Sales, Graphic Designers.
Ralph Moyle FAIP CPP
Education Coordinator, Australian Institute of Packaging
Ralph Moyle FAIP CPP is an experienced food-packaging consultant with 40 years in the food processing industry and 20 year’s focused on packaging. Through a unique range of senior management experiences in Packaging, Operations, Technical and Quality Assurance in large and medium FMCG businesses, Ralph has brought increased value to many organisations through the value of smarter packaging at less waste.
6 Herbert Place, Smithfield NSW 2164
9.00 am commencement
Training will conclude at approx. 3.30 pm
(Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.)
All attendees must wear enclosed shoes. No high heels.
NB: All Attendees will be required to complete an on-line induction before the visit as well.
At the end of Herbert Place turn right and go to Security Gatehouse. Follow instructions to go to Recycled Plastics site. The plant is located immediately to the right of the security gatehouse. Follow the driveway along the side of the factory to the front and there is a carpark. Please then come to reception.
AUD $380 Inc GST - AIP Members
AUD $430 Inc GST - Members of |AFGC | AIFST | APCO |FIAL |SPE
AUD $480 Inc GST - Non-Members
NB: A Tax Invoice will be sent upon receipt of your booking. The attendance fee includes catering for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Please note, a workbook will be provided to each participant for future reference and use. Due to catering and venue requirements NO CANCELLATIONS will be accepted after the 13th of February. Replacements will however be accepted.
.*CPE points are used to maintain your Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) credential..
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