This course will be held virtually on the mornings of 19, 20, 21, and 22 April.  In May (date TBC) there will be a final session where delegates can reflect on how they have implemented their learning back in their companies and the option of a 30 minute individual session with a tutor to disucss focussed issues pertaining to their business.

Packaging for the Circular Economy is fast becoming an essential component of new product development for brands. Increasingly, brands recognise that this is not just a function of Corporate Social Responsibility but that it also makes sound business sense. The responsibility for understanding and implementing sustainable solutions is increasingly delegated to those involved in the management of innovation. This course – involving presentations, workshops and case studies - is designed to help educate and navigate you through this complex arena.

Delivered by Emagine Packaging Ltd. (EPL), in association with the Packaging Society (a technical community of IOM3), the course provides knowledge together with expert packaging and sustainability insights from practitioners engaged with Circular Economy challenges facing industry today.

The course is targeted at packaging professionals in a wide range of roles and businesses, from marketing to technical, operational and procurement from manufacturing, supply, design and services.

What is covered by the course?

  The course is a mixture of presentations, workshops and case studies and will cover:
  • -  Key definitions and models of The Packaging Chain, Sustainability, Innovation and the Circular Economy.
  • The sustainability and business environment context driving adoption of the Circular Economy and its application to packaging at product, process and systems levels.
  • Life cycle thinking / Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) and Eco-design - linking Life Cycle Assessment to Circularity.
  • Innovative business models and metrics for a Circular Economy.
  • Case studies which demonstrate economic, environmental and social value.
  • Tools and techniques to identify packaging innovation opportunities arising from the Circular Economy.

Why should I attend the course?

Sustainability in packaging is becoming increasingly important.  Attending the course will:

  • Provide you with a broad underpinning knowledge, range of tools and techniques that can be applied to produce packaging designed for a Circular Economy.
  • Equip you with valuable skills and resources to apply Sustainability and Circular Economy principles when engaging with key stakeholders, including suppliers and customers.
  • Facilitate collaboration across supply chains and cross-industry alignment to ensure that the transition to a Circular Economy is driven with diligence.
  • Present you with invaluable networking opportunities. 

Who should attend the course?

This course is designed to provide the background, strategic and practical insights that will assist both emerging and seasoned packaging professionals from across industry tasked with delivering sustainable packaging solutions for the future Circular Economy.
-  Packaging developers, designers, entrepreneurs and innovators who need the necessary skills to design with sustainability and circular economy in mind.
-  Marketing, sales, and supply chain management executives tasked with developing and communicating sustainability and circular economy strategy.
-  Suppliers of packaging materials, packaging technologies and processing equipment who need to demonstrate a sustainability commitment to their customers.

How much does the course cost?

The course fee is £1170 (+VAT at 20% where applicable).  Inclusive of VAT the course costs £1404.

Members of IOM3 are entitled to a discount of 5% on the course fee before VAT is added.


Register now to attend the virtual Packaging Innovation and Design for the Circular Economy course starting in April 2021.