From business owners to packaging technologists, divisional managers and sustainability managers – everyone needs to be thinking about attending the Introduction to Sustainable Packaging Design workshop on July 17th, run by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and facilitated by industry veteran Ralph Moyle.

The workshop will be held at the Visy Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Auckland and kicks off with a tour of the facility, which never fails to impress. The staff are also a highlight – passionate, informative, taking delegates through the do’s and don’ts of recycling.

The AIP workshops are designed so that participants actually participate. No lecturing here – Ralph is a master at drawing out ideas, encouraging debate, working through issues which participants are encouraged to think about ahead of the course and bring along with them. There are no pre-requisites when it comes to industry knowledge; everyone gets to share in the collective experience and expertise.

This year Packaging New Zealand members get an extra benefit since Ralph will be a guest speaker at the Annual General Meeting the following day.  Ralph will be taking Packaging New Zealand members through an overview of the most popular AIP workshops, ensuring that members are benefiting from the latest educational resources and training courses.

Packaging New Zealand partners with the AIP to deliver quality training opportunities to the packaging industry in New Zealand, including management of the annual Packaging Scholarship programme.  Jointly they have established the Packaging Innovation and Design Awards (PIDAs) to recognise design creativity and innovation in the Australasian packaging industry.

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