AusIndustry and AIP host Future of Fibre & Renewable Materials webinar

AusIndustry and the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be hosting a free webinar on 6 June, on the topic of The Future of Fibre & Renewable Materials, which includes compostable packaging.

The webinar will take place at 1:30pm to 3:00pm AEST.

This webinar will explore the pros and cons of fibre or paper alternatives and what to consider in reviewing packaging options.
Topics to be discussed include:

  • Design factors for packaging selection
  • Understanding properties of paper, paperboard and fibre packaging.
  • Recyclability issues
  • Composability & PFAS
  • Innovations in paper and fibre packaging

The impact of plastic on the environment has become a pressing global issue, and the packaging industry has been slow in addressing community concerns. This growing concern has seen companies and retailers reacting, perhaps overreacting to consumers’ attitudes and rapidly seeking to replace plastic packaging with paper/fibre-based alternatives,” the AIP said.

“Paper-based packaging is typically thought to be a sustainable alternative to plastic since it is understood to be recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable. But does paper-based packaging particularly for food foods outperform plastic in terms of protection, functionality, cost-effectiveness, durability, and even from a sustainability perspective?”

Click here to book your spot at the webinar.

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