Australian Institute of Packaging , a professional body for packaging technologists, will run a half-day course on the introduction to Life Cycle Inventory and Carbon Footprinting with Professor Gordon Robertson FAIP as course presenter.
The half-day training course will provide a comprehensive introduction to Life Cycle Inventory (LCI), an inventory that identifies and quantifies energy and resource use and environmental discharges through the entire product life cycle starting from the cradle to grave. Resource inputs, energy requirements and releases to the air, water and land for each step in the manufacture of a product or process are quantified, from the extraction of the raw materials from the earth to ultimate disposal of the waste.
At the completion of this half day training course, participants should be able to:
- Understand what Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) is.
- Be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of LCI.
- Examine real LCIs that have been performed on actual packages.
- Have a basic understanding of PAS 2050 and carbon footprinting.
Who should attend?
This training course is intended for people who have a direct interest and involvement in packaging within all packaging associated industries (both suppliers and users). This includes the production, development, technical, purchasing, sales, QA/QC, marketing, regulatory and development functions. It will be particularly relevant for those involved in preparing National Packaging Covenant plans, together with those involved in communications.