October 23-24, 2018

Sustainability - Packaging Optimization, Life Cycle Approach, Material Recovery Facility, Circular Economy, Consumer Trends, Setting Up for Success

Overview:
This workshop-based packaging design course provides the tools and insights to deliver better packaging solutions based on taking a life cycle approach.

Learning objectives:

• Business case for sustainability
• Life cycle assessment and approach
• Optimized packaging design for waste reduction
• Recycling challenges at a Material Recovery Facility (MRF)
• Applying circular economy concepts

Who should attend?

Anyone working within the packaging value chain from designers, developers and decision makers to raw material suppliers, manufacturers, brand owners and retailers to waste management, re-processors and municipalities.

Course Topics:

Packaging Optimization
• Key drivers of packaging optimization for the total value chain
• Extended Producer Responsibility in Canada and Europe
• Addressing risk and cost factors

Life Cycle Approach
• A common language - The Global Packaging Protocol for Sustainability
• An overview of Life Cycle analysis tools
• Finding balance - optimization, sustainability and waste reduction
• LCA case study

Material Recovery Facility
• What happens to packaging in a Material Recovery Facility (MRF)?
• Design for Recycling

Circular Economy
• Recap of Design for Recycling (DfR) and Design for Environment (DfE)
• Core principles of a circular economy
• Packaging solutions that reduce waste (sometimes more packaging means less waste)

Consumer Trends
• Addressing consumer trends by segment
• Packaging guidelines for e-commerce
• Smart and intelligent packaging

Setting Up for Success
• How to set up and maintain a successful packaging optimization (and sustainability) strategy
• A toolkit to support designers, developers and decision makers

Information and Pricing:

Course Times:
8am - 4pm daily.
Continental breakfast and lunch included.


Location:
Centre for Health & Safety Innovation
5110 Creekbank Road
Mississauga, ON L4W 0A1
Free Parking

Full four course certificate program

Member:
$3,995 CAD / $3,395 USD
Non-member:
$4,935 CAD / $4,295 USD

Or take course(s) individually

Member (Course 1, 2, or 3):
$1,195 CAD / $1,015 USD

Member (Course 4):
$995 CAD / $845 USD
Non-member (Course 1, 2, or 3):
$1,375 CAD / $1,195 USD

Non-member (Course 4):
$1,195 CAD / $995 USD

Plus applicable taxes (HST).
Register three or more participants from your company and receive a 10% discount.