The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Victorian Branch will be holding a technical dinner on Environmental Improvement on Wednesday, the 7th of September at the Box Hill Golf Club. The event will feature speakers from Equilibrium, Suspakt Consulting and PACIA.
Nicholas Harford, Managing Director of Equilibrium
The discussion will focus on key drivers of environmental improvement for companies, and their relevance for the packaging industry. A combination of regulatory, commercial, consumer and reputational factors is driving companies to introduce a range of environmental programs, products and labels.
The presentation will highlight those driving forces and provide examples of how companies are responding to them. It will specifically detail implications for the packaging industry, customers and supply chain.
Bryce Hedditch MAIP, Director of Suspakt Consulting
The topic of the presentation is ‘Sustainabillytea - An Australian Packaging Perspective: What is it, and why does it matter, and why is it your responsibility?’
Bryce will help participants understand how their personal effort can make a difference. He will additionally present some technical capability ideas, which will provide tools and methods for improving sustainability of packaging systems.
Peter Bury, Director, Sustainability and Innovation of Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA)
Peter will be discussing ‘I don't know how to tell you this’ based on packaging beyond the recycling rate. Consumers, governments and industry segments are justifiably interested in doing more to deal with environmental concerns around energy, food, water and waste than in the past.
Peter will discuss the environmental contribution of packaging, the way industry communicates this and how consumers value packaging remains shackled to an end-of-life recycling rate for the materials used.
Peter’s presentation will also cover design improvements that can deliver environmental improvements potentially more valuable than recycling rate increases, but are more difficult to communicate.