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PKN talks... Making sustainable packaging information freely accessible globally, and about collaborating to support and celebrate women in packaging.

In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor and publisher of PKN Packaging News talks to Nerida Kelton, executive director of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and vice-president for Sustainability and Save Food at the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), about educating companies in the design, production and implementation of sustainable packaging.

We get an insight into what her role as the VP for the WPO entails, and the creation of the Global Packaging for Recycling Guide, which is designed to be accessible, free and ensure the recycling of the entire container. Nerida gives us an update on the Save Food Packaging Guidelines, which is pending release globally, and has resulted in collaboration with more WPO countries. We also get an overview of the results of PIDA with exciting results for the ANZ region at the WorldStar awards, with top 3 placement for the region overall, and with students bringing home golds and silvers for best of show awards.

The discussion also explores how the AIP has worked to make the Australian Recycling Label more accessible to SMEs, and how to properly conduct Life Cycle Assessments. We also get an insight into the broad reach of the Institute with members in New Zealand and the Philippines.

We wrap up by discussing the AIP’s ongoing support of the PKN Women in Packaging forums, with increased growth in representation throughout the industry, and the importance of the new PKN Women in Packaging Awards programme to ensure that women in the industry are being recognised, supported, and celebrated.

Links:Sponsor - Trimattwww.trimatt.com - 03 8761 6171 - info@trimatt.com

Women in Packaging Awards:pknwomeninpack.com.auwww.packagingnews.com.au/latest/pkn-announces-women-in-packaging-awards-program

WPO president appoints new executive team:www.packagingnews.com.au/latest/wpo-president-appoints-new-executive-team

WPO launches Japanese version of recycling guide:www.packagingnews.com.au/associations/wpo-launches-japanese-version-of-recycling-guide

ANZ PIDA winners in top 3 spot at WorldStars and students nab 4 WorldStar awards:www.packagingnews.com.au/latest/anz-pida-winners-in-top-3-spot-at-worldstarswww.packagingnews.com.au/associations/pida-student-winners-nab-4-worldstar-awards

New ARL education campaign targets small business:www.packagingnews.com.au/latest/new-arl-education-campaign-targets-small-business

AIP partners with Empauer for SME LCA package:www.packagingnews.com.au/sustainability/aip-partners-with-empauer-for-sme-lca-package

APCO and AIP forge landmark agreement:www.packagingnews.com.au/latest/apco-and-aip-forge-landmark-agreement

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