Webinar unpacks role of packaging in a circular economy
Packaging: Hero or villain in a circular economy? is a webinar being held on 23 June 2020 that will explore packaging’s role in the circular economy.
While circular economy doesn’t automatically mean reducing packaging, when used correctly, good packaging design can be a part of the solution.
Dr Helen Lewis, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), and Barbara Nebel, CEO of thinkstep-anz, will discuss tools to assess best circular practice for products and materials, and share circular economy case studies in a 30-minute ‘Straight from the Horse’s Mouth’ webinar.
Participants joining the webinar will hear about tools to assess best circular practice for products and materials; cradle-to-cradle certification and life cycle assessment; approaches to avoid shifting burdens from across the life cycle of a product; and case studies.
When: 23 June 2020
Time: 1–2 pm AEST (Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane)
3–4 pm NZST (Auckland/Wellington)
More about the speakers
Dr Helen Lewis FAIP, Principal, Helen Lewis Research
Helen runs her own consulting business, providing research and strategic advice to a range of industry and government clients on product stewardship and packaging. She has a PhD in product stewardship and is a Fellow of the AIP. She is the author of Product stewardship in action (2016) and is a co-author of Packaging for sustainability (2012) and Design + Environment (2001).
Barbara Nebel, CEO thinkstep-anz
Barbara’s passion is to enable organisations to succeed sustainably. She often describes her job as a translator, translating sustainability into traditional business language. Together with her team, she delivers a full range of sustainability services from strategy and materiality assessments through to detailed life cycle assessments and cradle-to-cradle projects. Barbara has worked with organisations in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and Europe, effectively linking sustainability with business value.
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