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Sustainable Packaging Design Workshop

Sustainable Packaging Design Virtual Workshop

This online workshop is a packaging primer that describes the role of designing for sustainability in a circular economy. The course is split into four, one-hour sessions and takes a holistic approach to packaging, starting with the basics of packaging materials, why packaging matters, drivers of sustainability, current end-of-life scenarios and the opportunities of a total life-cycle design process. You will have 30 days to complete this course. This webinar was pre-recorded in September 2020.

Introduction by Bob Kimmel, Ph.D.

Session One: Why do we have packaging?

Presented by Duncan Darby, Ph.D.

Session Two: Environmental Impact of Packaging

Presented by Heather Batt, Ph.D.

Session Three: Packaging End-of-life

Presented by Heather Batt, Ph.D.

Session Four: Influence of Sustainable Messaging on Consumer Decisions

Presented by Andrew Hurley, Ph.D.


  • $195/person
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