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Australian Institute of Packaging to hold sustainability conference for packaging industry

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If you are interested in learning about how the packaging industry can become sustainable then the 2008 Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) National Conference is for you.

As the inaugural sustainability conference for the food, beverage and packaging industries in Australasia over 40 speakers will be providing insight into this serious topic.

Themed climate of change: towards a sustainable packaging industry, the 2008 AIP National Conference will be held on Thursday the 12th and Friday the 13th of June, at Luna Park Sydney.

Just some of the speakers you will see are:

Frank Bova, MAIP, Packaging Manager, Kimberley-Clark Australia, who will discuss the approach Kimberly-Clark Australia have taken to implement its NPC obligations - An overview of the technical considerations KCA have to take on board.

Nicholas Harford, general manager, environment, Visy who will present a paper on recycling as a weapon against climate change.

Tony Mahar, director, sustainable development, Australian Food and Grocery Council who will discuss sustainable development: a food and grocery sector perspective.

Andy Sweetman, market development manager, Sustainable technologies, Innovia Films in the UK who will present a paper on using LCA’s as a driver for change- a manufacturing perspective.

Dr Karli Verghese, FAIP, Manager, sustainable Products, centre for Design, RMIT University who will discuss how sustainable is our food and beverage packaging.

Through attendance, participants will gain an increased awareness of how the packaging industry can re-design, re-use, recycle to reduce the impacts of packaging throughout the entire life cycle of a product.

The conference is sponsored by Chep, Amcor, Cedar Creek, BSC Motion Technology, Propak Industries, Markem-Imaje, Syscan International, Viscount Plastics, Visy, Tronics, Australian Packaging Machinery Association, Fibre King, the Australian Food and Grocery Council, Dy-Mark Identification Solutions, Pack-Track, Matthews, Innovia, Kraton and Polymer Logistics.

The 2008 Australian Institute of Packaging National Conference is open to both Members and non-members and is a large educational conference.

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