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The AIP’s ‘Tools to Meet the 2025 National Packaging Targets: PREP & ARL’ training course will return to NSW and Victoria next month.

Designed to teach industry professionals understand APCO’s Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal (PREP) and the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL), the course will show guests how to complete a PEP application; how to convert PREP outcomes to an ARL artwork; and how to correctly apply the ARL on-pack.

In an interactive session, attendees will complete a hands-on evaluation using PREP, review a report, and understand the reasons behind the assessment. According to Nerida Kelton, executive director AIP, packaging technologists and designers; brand managers; sustainability teams; marketing teams; graphic designers; and agencies that specialise in packaging and brands should all consider attending.

“This training course will help attendees to better understand what tools are available, how to use them, why they are needed, and how they link to the 2025 National Packaging Targets.

“Participants will gain a better understanding of how using PREP and applying the ARL can help your business to meet the 2025 National Packaging Targets. The course will also enable participants to have a better and more realistic view of what packaging is truly recyclable and being recycled in Australia.

“Understanding these tools will enable agencies and marketers to provide verifiable and consistent recyclability information to their consumers,” she said.

The course will run on 11 September in Victoria, and 25 September in NSW. Bookings are via the AIP’s events page.

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