AIP to run food waste half-day training course for Thailand

As a part of the Australian Institute of Packaging’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12:3 the Institute will be taking its new ‘Role of Packaging in Minimising Food Waste’ half-day training course to Thailand in June as a part of ProPak Asia 2018.

Taking place on Wednesday 14th of June, the course is supported by the Asian Packaging Federation, the Indonesian Packaging Federation and the World Packaging Organisation. It is open to anyone in the industry who needs to better understand the issue of food waste and packaging.

Overview on course:

Over one third of the food grown for human consumption is lost or wasted between farm and fork. In Australia alone 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.

Course Objectives:

  •  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).


Room 223


Bang Na, Bangkok 10260, Thailand

Course Presenter: Pierre Pienaar (Prof) MSc, FAIP, CPP; Education Director – Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP)


To register your place simply book on-line at https://aipack.com.au/event-registration/?ee=161 or https://www.propakasia.com/ppka/2018/en/conference.asp


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