AIP launches Sustainable Packaging SMART Project

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and the Entrepreneurs’ Programme is inviting eligible SMEs to participate in this Sustainable Packaging SMART Project with a focus on improving sustainable packaging practices within your business.

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme has developed a Sustainable Packaging SMART Project for eligible SMEs with revenues between $1.5m to $100m ($750k eligibility for Northern Australia).

The project will provide access to industry networks, expert resources and up to $20,000 (matched) grant funding to progress sustainable packaging goals and increase capability to meet the 2025 Sustainable Packaging targets.

The project also offers up to 12 months direct individual business assistance, along with collective, peer group knowledge and skill development activities.

“Businesses are turning to sustainable packaging for many reasons, including to meet the 2025 Sustainable Packaging targets, corporate social responsibility, reducing their carbon footprint, reducing unnecessary packaging and waste, increasing sales – and because retailers and consumers are demanding it as a key global movement,” the AIP said.

“Sustainable Packaging ultimately ensures that the design provides the lowest possible environmental impact compared to existing or conventional packaging. Sometimes achieving the lowest possible environmental impact can be challenging, particularly when balancing various environmental criteria with other functional and commercial considerations,.

“This support will help you to navigate the new ways packaging needs to be designed for your business.”

Each event will be hosted online via Zoom.

Whilst these events are focussed on regions, eligible business are encouraged to register an EOI from anywhere in Australia.

Region: Western Australia
Date: 31 August 2022
Time: 9:00am –1:30pm AWST

Region: New South Wales
Date: 14 September 2022
Time: 9:00am –1:30pm AEST

Click here to register your interest and qualify for this project.

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