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Optimising Packaging Through Eco-Design

Date: 28th April 2016
Location: Hallidays, Riverside House, Kings Reach Business Park, Yew St, Stockport, SK4 2HD
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Theme: Sustainability, Operational efficiency

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The UK produces around 10 million tonnes of packaging waste each year. Packaging Eco-Design can minimise overall life cycle impacts of packaging, whilst maintaining or improving performance and cutting costs.

This workshop will benefit any manufacturer or packaging business that wants to optimise packaging to reduce material use and waste, reduce packaging spend and minimise transport costs.

  • What is packaging eco-design
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Principles and tools
  • Product protection and handling
  • Testing packaging
  • Packaging materials
  • Light/Right-weighting
  • Reusable (transit) packaging
  • Recyclability

Speaker: Mark Hilton, Eunomia Consulting

Mark is an aeronautical engineer with a masters degree in environmental engineering and 32 years’ experience in industry and environmental consultancy. He specialises in resource efficiency, circular economy, sustainable procurement, product stewardship, eco-design and environmental training and behaviour change.

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Agenda

8.00 – Registration

8.30 – Session One
• What is packaging eco-design?
• Regulatory requirements
• Principles and tools
• Product protection and handling

Break

10.30 – Session Two
• Testing packaging
• Packaging materials
• Light/Right-weighting
• Reusable (transit) packaging
• Recyclability

12.00 – Light Lunch & Close

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