*PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN AFTERNOON EVENT - 2.15PM TO 4.00 PM.
Understanding the Australian Recycling Label & the Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal (PREP)
The Australia recycling rate for packaging has risen to be one of the highest in the world, but it hasn't increased since 2010. This indicates there is a need for a new recycling revolution, but this will require some innovation, leadership and an increased level of knowledge by packaging designers. In August 2015, Planet Ark launched the Australian Recycling Label, with Blackmores being the second business to adopt the label on its products to help its consumers to do the right thing. Importantly the ARL is underpinned by evidence, which is obtained from the Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal, or PREP, that was developed by GreenChip and Planet Ark with the support of the APC. The Technical Lounge will include presentations from two of the organisations who have lead this initiative so that packaging designers are better equipped to contribute actively to this recycling revolution. The presentations will then be followed by a panel discussion.est Speakers.
Chief Executive Officer
Planet Ark Environmental Foundation
INTRODUCTION TO THE AUSTRALIAN RECYCLING LABEL and INTRODUCTION TO THE PACKAGING RECYCLABILITY EVALUATION PORTAL (PREP)
Paul has worked in the environmental field for over 25 years. During this time he has had roles ranging from environmental research and campaigning to Socially Responsible Investment and writing, all with a common theme of aiming to make our society more sustainable. Paul co-founded Planet Ark in 1992 and became it’s CEO in 2010.
Jackie Smiles MAIP
Environment and Sustainability Manager
A CASE STUDY FROM SECOND COMPANY TO HAVE ADOPTED THE ARL
Having worked In various roles within Blackmores since 2005 Jackie Smiles MAIP, has developed her skills through supplier engagement, networking and industry bodies. She soon gained the unofficial title of 'packaging specialist' tasked primarily to new product development. Throughout her time at Blackmores she has managed projects associated with packaging or been called upon to give advice on packaging innovation and material selection.
$30 inc GST AIP Members
$35 inc GST for ABA/AFGC/APPMA/FIAL/LATMA/SPE/AEROSOL ASSCN Members
$40 inc GST Non Members
*Price includes afternoon tea
*CPE points are used to maintain your Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) credential.
NB: A Tax Invoice will be sent upon receipt of your booking. The attendance fee includes afternoon tea. Due to catering requirements NO CANCELLATIONS will be accepted after Friday the 18th of March 2016. Replacements will however be accepted.
Oatlands Golf Course Club House
Club House entry opposite Ellis Street (not Oatlands House)
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