• The AIP is partnering with Empauer to offfer Life Cycle Assessments to SMEs.
    The AIP is partnering with Empauer to offfer Life Cycle Assessments to SMEs.
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The AIP has partnered with sustainability software company Empauer, to offer what it says is a comprehensive and cost effective LCA Decision Package for Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

AIP and Empauer have entered into an exclusive MOU, providing Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) to SMEs to ensure that they are making informed and science-based decisions when selecting packaging materials.

The AIP, through its SME training programs, says it identified a pressing need for affordable and customised LCA solutions that simplify the process of undertaking sustainability assessments for packaging design.

The package includes creating a report, which can then be utilised for internal decisions including selection of packaging materials, components and the shift towards more sustainable alternatives within the business.

The LCA Decision Package aims to enable businesses to make informed and sustainable decisions when it comes to the packaging design they use and choices in selecting the most appropriate packaging material format.

The AIP says the main benefit to SMEs in using the AIP & Empauer LCA Decision Package is that there is no need to understand all the complexities of LCAs, as members will be provided with the comparison information and assistance to understand from the selected LCA parameters the environmental impact for each packaging material choice.

To get involved, complete the online ‘Expression of Interest’ form and the brief questionnaire and then submit to Empauer.

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