AIP Training Course

Posted by recycleyourpackaging on August 2, 2018

The AIP Food Waste Training course will be heading over to Auckland in September.  Packaging Forum members are offered a Member rate to attend. You just need to say you are a Packaging Forum Member when  you register.

AIP Introduces new ‘Role of Packaging in Minimising Food Waste’ Training Course

As a part of the Australian Institute of Packaging’s commitment to the SAVE FOOD Initiative by FAO, the National Food Waste Strategy, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12:3 the Institute is focused on education and training programs that can assist with minimising food waste and loss globally. The AIP has developed a new half-day training course on The Role of Packaging in Minimising Food Waste which they will be taking the course to New Zealand as a part of FoodTech PackTech on the 19th September; 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. 


•         Understanding of where and why food loss and waste occurs.

•         Understanding the role of packaging in minimising loss through the supply chain and at the household level.

•         Understanding of key packaging design criteria to minimise food loss/waste.

•         Appreciation of the environmental life cycle profile of food, packaging and food waste.


This course is ideally suited to packaging technologists, designers, engineers, marketers, production and procurement managers and for industries across the food supply chain (farm to fork).


The course will be run by Dr Karli Verghese FAIP, Principal Research Fellow, Industrial Design program RMIT University. Her research projects have included the development of decision support tools for packaging, resource efficiency, food waste, eco-design and one currently being developed for Australia's Antarctic research station (Casey). Research themes include the role of packaging, packaging sustainability, food loss/waste across supply chains, resource efficiency, waste management, and life cycle assessment. She is also the Reducing Supply Chain Losses Research Program Leader of the newly-formed Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre.

Limited places are available so please don’t delay in booking your spot.

Book on-line via or email for more information