The Australian Institute of Packaging
(AIP) Victorian Branch, will be holding a technical dinner on Wednesday the 4 July 2012 at the Box Hill Golf Club with speakers from the Centre of Design from RMIT University.
Simon Lockrey, Research Area Leader for Sustainable Products and Services, Research Fellow, Centre for Design, RMIT University will be discussing how in order to ensure the accuracy of their environmental marketing information about product packaging, Nestlé Oceania (Nestlé) applied a staged strategy of quantifying the environmental impacts of the packaging using various resolution levels of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
Dr Karli Verghese FAIP, Program Director, Sustainable Products and Packaging, Centre for Design, RMIT University will also be speaking, with a presentation focusing on identifying and integrating packaging sustainability evaluation tools for the product-packaging development process.
Dr Verghese will highlight the different types of packaging sustainability evaluation tools that can be used to measure the life cycle impacts of products and packaging.
Dr Verghese will also discuss why it is important to integrate these selected evaluation tool(s) early in the product-packaging development process. How the tools identify and support packaging's role within the corporate sustainability strategy will also be discussed.