SUSTAINABILITY IN PACKAGING
Sustainability is a hot topic in the packaging industry. Over the last ten years businesses have increased the implementation of sustainable initiatives into their core operations and supply chains as awareness of its importance has become more prominent.
Designing your packaging to be as sustainable as possible during the development, design, production, and distribution processes is very important. In order to become more sustainable, it’s important to first learn the fundamental and underlying motives of what sustainability is all about.
Are you looking for ways to make more sustainable decisions in your packaging line? In this course, you're going to get a solid foundation in sustainable design thinking- the tools and resources you can apply to make better decisions. We will cover LCA, energy sourcing, design optimization, and effective recovering. Consideration of the 3Ps (people, planet, and profit) together are absolutely essential in crafting a convincing sustainable strategy.
Bioplastics for Packaging
The world today faces tremendous environmental challenges. In particular, there is a significant and growing concern regarding plastic pollution due to plastic litter in oceans and on land. Many people believe that bioplastics, in particular, biodegradable plastics, could be a potential solution for this issue. However, there is widespread confusion regarding bioplastics, what they are, how they are made and what happens to them at the end of their useful life. This course will provide an introduction to the area of bioplastics and provide guidance in the use of these materials for packaging applications, in order to address some of the global sustainability issues.