(NSW) Training: The Use of Lifecycle Assessment Tools for Sustainable Packaging Design 

by Australian Institute of Packaging 
on 29-Oct-2019 
at APCO Offices Suite 1102 Level 11, 55 Clarence Street Sydney NSW 2000 


The Use of Lifecycle Assessment Tools for Sustainable Packaging Design half-day training course is aimed at providing an introduction and learning framework for packaging industry professionals to apply lifecycle thinking to their working contexts. This includes an understanding of the reasons why lifecycle thinking is critical, as well as how the method may be used for packaging design projects they manage.

The course will be structured to cover the following:

Understanding the current shifts and challenges in Sustainability
What is Lifecycle Assessment?
Why is Lifecycle Assessment an important tool in Sustainable Packaging Design?
How do you quantify eco-efficiency?
Lifecycle Thinking within Sustainable Packaging design
Introduction to life cycle assessment (LCA) and Its benefits
Case Study Examples and Interactive hands-on LCA tool usage
Seizing the strategic opportunity in Sustainability
Better understanding of how to use LCA tools for competitive advantage and to establish strong relationships across your Supply Chain partners


The objectives of the course are to provide participants an understanding of:

The role LCA plays in both Sustainable Packaging Design and development
Why Sustainable Packaging really matters
Four step procedure of lifecycle assessment
Tools and knowledge to apply LCA in practical contexts


Brand Owners, packaging manufacturers and suppliers, business owners, managers, marketers, engineers, packaging technologists, sustainability professionals, packaging designers, agencies and sales staff.

Coordinator - Design Action Program + ID Engineering Courses

Senior Lecturer/ Research Fellow - School of Design

School of Design, College of Design and Social Context, RMIT University, Australia

Simon Lockrey is a leading sustainability and design innovation academic, having been based at RMIT since 2009. The domains in which he has managed sustainability research include life cycle assessment (LCA), co-design, design innovation, marketing, resource efficiency and food waste.

Simon has worked with global and nationally significant companies, including CHEP, Visy, Nestlé, Dyson, Grocon and Breville. Relevant government and NGO projects have also ensued, with Sustainability Victoria, Environmental Protection Agency, Australian Food and Grocery Council, Australia Post, Australian Antarctic Division, Uniting AgeWell, and Meat and Livestock Australia.

Simon’s collaborations across industry and external universities have culminated in participation in the successful Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) bid in 2017, national supply chain and technology projects over 10 years from a pool of $210 million cash and in-kind funding. He is now a key leader in the 2018 funded Fight Food Waste CRC, worth $121 million over 10 years. He also works with partners in the UK, France, Sweden, Vietnam, New Zealand, and Antarctica, thereby fostering a global outlook, reach and impact for his projects


APCO Offices
Suite 1102 Level 11, 55 Clarence Street
Sydney NSW 2000


10.00 am arrival for a 10.30 am commencement

Training will conclude at approx. 3.30 pm

(Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.


AUD $380 Inc GST - AIP & APCO Members

AUD $430 Inc GST - Members of |AFGC | AIFST |FIAL |SPE

AUD $480 Inc GST - Non-Members

NB: A Tax Invoice will be sent upon receipt of your booking. The attendance fee includes catering for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Please note, a workbook will be provided to each participant for future reference and use. Due to catering and venue requirements NO CANCELLATIONS will be accepted after the 24th of October 2019. Replacements will however be accepted.


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