(NSW) Training: The Use of Lifecycle Assessment Tools for Sustainable Packaging Design

Date: October 29, 2019

Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 3:30 pm




The Use of Lifecycle Assessment Tools for Sustainable Packaging Design half-day training course is aimed at providing an introduction and learning framework for packaging industry professionals to apply lifecycle thinking to their working contexts. This includes an understanding of the reasons why lifecycle thinking is critical, as well as how the method may be used for packaging design projects they manage.


The course will be structured to cover the following:

  • Understanding the current shifts and challenges in Sustainability
  • What is Lifecycle Assessment?
  • Why is Lifecycle Assessment an important tool in Sustainable Packaging Design?
  • How do you quantify eco-efficiency?
  • Lifecycle Thinking within Sustainable Packaging design
  • Introduction to life cycle assessment (LCA) and Its benefits
  • Case Study Examples and Interactive hands-on LCA tool usage
  • Seizing the strategic opportunity in Sustainability
  • Better understanding of how to use LCA tools for competitive advantage and to establish strong relationships across your Supply Chain partners


The objectives of the course are to provide participants an understanding of:

  1. The role LCA plays in both Sustainable Packaging Design and development
  2. Why Sustainable Packaging really matters
  3. Four step procedure of lifecycle assessment
  4. Tools and knowledge to apply LCA in practical contexts


Brand Owners, packaging manufacturers and suppliers, business owners, managers, marketers, engineers, packaging technologists, sustainability professionals, packaging designers, agencies and sales staff.


event_2019_AIP_Training_VIC_JUN_Simon_Lockrey_120x145pxDr Simon Lockrey

Coordinator - Design Action Program + ID Engineering Courses

Senior Lecturer/ Research Fellow - School of Design

School of Design, College of Design and Social Context, RMIT University, Australia



Simon Lockrey is a leading sustainability and design innovation academic, having been based at RMIT since 2009. The domains in which he has managed sustainability research include life cycle assessment (LCA), co-design, design innovation, marketing, resource efficiency and food waste.


Simon has worked with global and nationally significant companies, including CHEP, Visy, Nestlé, Dyson, Grocon and Breville. Relevant government and NGO projects have also ensued, with Sustainability Victoria, Environmental Protection Agency, Australian Food and Grocery Council, Australia Post, Australian Antarctic Division, Uniting AgeWell, and Meat and Livestock Australia.


Simon’s collaborations across industry and external universities have culminated in participation in the successful Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) bid in 2017, national supply chain and technology projects over 10 years from a pool of $210 million cash and in-kind funding. He is now a key leader in the 2018 funded Fight Food Waste CRC, worth $121 million over 10 years. He also works with partners in the UK, France, Sweden, Vietnam, New Zealand, and Antarctica, thereby fostering a global outlook, reach and impact for his projects


APCO Offices
Suite 1102 Level 11, 55 Clarence Street
Sydney NSW 2000


10.00 am arrival for a 10.30 am commencement

Training will conclude at approx. 3.30 pm

(Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.


AUD $380 Inc GST - AIP & APCO Members

AUD $430 Inc GST - Members of |AFGC | AIFST |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 24th of October 2019. Replacements will however be accepted.


.*CPE points are used to maintain your Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) credential..





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APCO Offices

Suite 1102 Level 11, 55 Clarence Street
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