On-line Training Course | Introduction to Sustainable Packaging Design

Date: July 7, 2020

Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 1:00 pm




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.


  • 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.


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 (AIP)


Ralph Moyle FAIP, CPP, is an experienced packaging consultant with an extensive knowledge in the manufacturing industry.

Through a unique range of senior management experiences in Packaging, Operations, Technical and Quality Assurance in large and medium FMCG businesses, in Australia and overseas.  Ralph brings increased value to a business through the value of sustainable, smarter packaging at less waste.

In addition to Ralph’s packaging skills, he also has a role as a trainer and lecturer within the AIP Education team. Ralph was instrumental in training over 1000 people in the last 12 months in Sustainable Packaging and Design, 2025 National Packaging Targets, implementing the PREP tool and Australasian Recycling Label.

Ralph is a past President, Regional Chairperson, Fellow of the AIP and in May 2020 has been awarded the AIP Founder’s Award being only the 5th recipient in the 56 years of the organisation.  He is also a qualified Certified Packaging Professional (CPP).



Via Zoom


9.00 am - 1.00 pm (AEST)


AUD $250 + GST - AIP Members

AUD $300 + GST - Members of |AFGC | AIFST |APCO | FIAL | FPLMA | SPE

AUD $350 + GST - Non-Members


NB: A Tax Invoice will be sent upon receipt of your booking. Printed Training Course notes will be provided to each participant for future reference and use. Should you wish to cancel your registration after the printed training notes have been mailed, you will be required to return the notes, at your expense, to the AIP. The notes are not to be copied or distributed. NO CANCELLATIONS will be accepted after Friday the 3rd of July 2020.  Replacements will however be accepted.

*All AIP training courses are internationally recognised and approved to attain Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) points.


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





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