Sustainable Packaging Training

Packaging waste now accounts for over a third of the volume of waste we discard, where it can last for hundreds of years in a landfill. Further, with petroleum-based packaging it produces off gassing in landfills which can be toxic and hazardous to human health. Manufacturers by switching to more sustainable packaging can help reduce landfill waste and cost to taxpayers.

In this training, participants will learn the key considerations when designing and purchasing packaging to be more sustainable. Participants will gain insights into the type of sustainable materials available and factors to consider such as recyclability, certifications, labeling and reduction of excess materials. Key trends and best practices in the sustainable packing industry will be reviewed along with Walmart's packaging guidelines.

Learning Objectives:

Learn the definition of sustainable packaging

Learn the benefits of sustainable packaging design

Understand the current issues and impacts with packaging waste

Learn the three key considerations when choosing sustainable packaging materials

Understand the type of materials used in bio-degradeable and recycled content packaging

Understand the elements required to have recyclable packaging

Learn the proper use of labeling packaging with the recycle logo, plastic resin identifiers and other packaging labels

Understand material flows in recycling and recovery strategies

Learn the five key questions to help eliminate and reduce excess packaging

Discover easy strategies to re-use transportation packaging

Understand consumer behavior and communications surrounding packaging

Learn about Wal-Mart's packaging guidelines

Learn about best practices, trends and company examples in sustainable packaging

Seminar Length: 4-8 hours
Max Class Size: 30 participants
Materials: 60 page workbook provided
Seminar Location: On-site at company

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