PKN talks... upskilling to drive sustainable packaging success, with Ralph Moyle, winner of the WPO's 2021 Lifetime Achievement award.

In this episode, Lindy Hughson, managing editor & publisher of PKN Packaging News, and Ralph Moyle, winner of the World Packaging Organisation's 2021 Lifetime Achievement award, discuss the importance of investing in employee training and sustainable business practices for a company's bottom line.

The episode starts with a discussion of Moyle’s achievements that led to his global recognition, and then reviews his career highlights before discussing the lessons learned from Golden Circle's introduction of shelf ready packaging. This leads to the observation that sustainability is a key driver for ensuring a business is profitable along with Moyle's views on the impact of technology and the increasing rate of change in packaging uptake of that technology over the past few decades.

The discussion moves on to the importance of training and how companies that fail to invest in their staff are missing out on significant returns on investment and losing opportunities to improve their business. Moyle also talks about the training courses available from the Australian Institute of Packaging and their continual updates to accommodate online delivery and changes in the industry.

We close out the episode with Moyle's views on the importance of sustainability, aspects of the circular economy that are yet to be solved and the increased effort that will be required to reach the APCO target of 100 per cent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging. Moyle wraps up with the need to reduce food waste, some of AIP's greatest achievements and his advice for everyone in packaging.

This episode was sponsored by Ball & Doggett.

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MC: Grant McHerron
Host: Lindy Hughson
Editor: Chris Visscher
Producer: Steve Visscher

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