26 April 2021

World Design Organisation and World Packaging Organisation announce joint project to tackle sustainable packaging

World Design Organisation (WDO) and World Packaging Organisation (WPO) has announced a joint initative to tackle sustainable packaging aiming to bring together professionals and researchers in the field of sustainability and packaging,

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WDO and WPO are pleased to announce today their first joint initiative following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last year. The two organisations will host a two-week virtual World Design Challenge on Sustainable Packaging that will aim to identify sustainable solutions in packaging design from 24 May – 4 June 2021.

This initiative will work in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, to address internationally relevant topics, including food waste and safety, sustainable packaging, circularity and education to help spur meaningful change at both the individual and industry level.

Expected outcomes of this initiative include shareable design-led solutions that can be extended to both packaging industries and other sectors as a way to encourage waste prevention, engage and educate consumers and foster more sustainable business models.

Designers and other professionals with experience and/or interest in sustainable packaging design are invited to apply as participants and facilitators on or before 30 April 2021.

For more information on the event, visit bit.ly/3dRg84b