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Sustainability Module 3: Packaging and Packaging Waste

11 Aug 2021

09:30 - 11:00

Venue: Online

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Most industries will use some type of packaging and it can protect often valuable goods from damage during storage and transit.

By the very nature of our products, furniture and related products can be bulky and fragile, often needing a lot of packaging, including plastics. As such the environmental impact of packaging materials is driving the furniture industry to review its packaging strategies in terms of reducing the amount used and taking responsibility for the fate at the end of life. This session will help you consider your current packaging strategy, consider how it relates to regulations, and help you identify new packaging options for cost and sustainability savings

Why attend

To understand the legal obligations surrounding packaging and how organisations can demonstrate compliance with the requirements and avoid prosecution

Who should attend:

Buyers and technical teams with an interest in sustainable furniture, quality, compliance and legal colleagues

Course agenda
  • The need for packaging
  • Packaging legislation (UK/EU) and how to demonstrate compliance
  • Comparing packaging materials
  • Alternative packaging materials
Key take-away

Balancing the need for packaging against minimising the environmental impact of the packaging, whilst maintaining compliance with regulations (which are enforced by The Environment Agency)

Pricing and schedule
  • Furniture Industry Research Association members: £65+VAT, non-members: £80+VAT. (25% discount if three modules are booked at the same time
  • Online training
  • 11 August, 09:30-11:00

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