Event 

AIP to run Save Food Packaging & Sustainable Packaging Design Seminar at FTPT 

by Australian Institute of Packaging 
on 20-Sep-2018 
at FOODTECH PACKTECH 2018 ASB Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West, Greenlane, Auckland 1051 
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The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), in conjunction with Packaging New Zealand, will be running a two-hour seminar on Fighting Food Waste, Save Food Packaging and Sustainable Packaging Design on Thursday 20 September at FoodTech PackTech 2018.

The seminar will be held from 10.00 am to noon inside FoodTech PackTech in the Seminar room.

SEMINAR – PART ONE: FIGHTING FOOD WASTE & THE ROLE OF PACKAGING IN MINIMISING FOOD WASTE WILL SOLVING NEW ZEALAND’S FOOD WASTE PROBLEM HELP SAVE HUNGER IN THE COUNTRY?

122,547 tonnes of food waste, or the equivalent to $872 million worth of edible food, is thrown away every year in New Zealand.  The avoidable food waste could feed 50,000 and 80,000 people a year. There is not only a social imperative to solve this problem, but also an economic one.  Find out how you can play a role in minimising Food Waste in this country.

Speaker: Deborah Manning, Chief Executive Officer, KiwiHarvest

FIGHT FOOD WASTE COOPERATIVE RESEARCH CENTRE: NEW COLLABORATION TO TACKLE AUSTRALIA’S FOOD WASTE ISSUE

In April 2018 the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) received a $30 million grant from the Australian Government’s CRC Program. The Fight Food Waste CRC involves 60 participants from around Australia and overseas, who collectively raised $103 million in addition to the $30 million from the CRC Program. This initiative will be an Australia-first bringing industry, government and research bodies collectively and collaboratively together to tackle the food waste problem in this country. Find out how NZ companies can get involved in the CRC program and how they can roll out their own Fight Food Waste Strategy.

THE IMPORTANT ROLE THAT PACKAGING PLAYS IN MINIMISING FOOD WASTE

While the primary function of packaging is to protect its contents, the function of packaging to reduce food waste is rarely discussed. The connection between packaging design and food waste needs to be discussed more openly. Find out how packaging companies, food manufacturers and retailers can make a difference as team members of the product-packaging design process to this issue.  Learn more about award-winning Save Food Packaging design innovations that have come from Australia and New Zealand and understand how designing packaging to save food actually saves food.

Speakers include: Dr Karli Verghese PhD, FAIP, Reducing Supply Chain Losses Research Program Leader, Fight Food Waste CRC and Principal Research Fellow, Industrial Design program School of Design RMIT University, Melbourne and Lars Ljung, Special Projects Coordinator, Planet Protector Packaging.

SEMINAR – PART TWO: MOVING TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING BY 2025

Every day on the news there is a new article about banning single use plastics, multinational companies pledging to move towards 100% sustainable packaging, plastic free aisles and more. This discussion will help you to better understand the current conversations in the industry, changes to regulations, how it all relates to you and what tools are available to move towards sustainable packaging.  Hear about the Australasian Recycling Label, the PREP tool and from award-winning packaging experts on how to incorporate Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle and the Circular Economy approach into all of your future packaging design.

Speakers include: Sharon Humphreys, Executive Director, Packaging New Zealand, Alejandra Laclette, Recycling Label Program Manager, Planet Ark Environmental Foundation, Simon Musgrave, Manager, Health Brands Trust.

AIP Half-Day Training Course alongside FoodTech PackTech 2018

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be once-again offering a half-day training course as an additional event at FoodTech PackTech 2018.  The AIP has developed a new half-day training course on The Role of Packaging in Minimising Food Waste with all of industry invited to attend. Over one third of the food grown for human consumption is lost or wasted between farm and fork. In Australia it is estimated to be valued at $20 billion per year, with half of this occurring in households. There are many reasons why this loss is occurring. There are also many opportunities to be more efficient with resources. This course will provide participants with an introduction to the seriousness of food waste in this country and globally and how we can all make a difference as team members of the product-packaging design process to this issue. It will cover packaging design criteria for Best-Practice Save Food Packaging Design developments that should be considered. With hands-on and practical case studies participants will learn how designing packaging to save food actually saves food. Spots are limited for the training course so book your place today http://aipack.com.au/event-registration/?ee=165

Visit the AIP stand #2004 at FoodTech PackTech 2018

Visit the AIP stand #2004 to see all the 2018 Save Food Packaging & Sustainable Packaging Design PIDA award winners for both ANZ and the WorldStar Packaging Awards. As the peak professional body for education and train in the packaging industry in Australasia the AIP welcomes everyone to visit their stand to find out how they can help you and your staff with professional and personal development.

WHERE:

FOODTECH PACKTECH 2018

ASB Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West, Greenlane, Auckland 1051

You may register here or download the flyer.

 

For more information, visit Australian Institute of Packaging

 

Deborah-Manning
Karli--Verghese
Laclette
Lars-Ljung
Sharon-Humphreys
Simon-Musgrave


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