An introduction to sustainability issues related to packaging materials with practical examples · 19-20 March 2024 (English language) · Register now

Sustainability in Packaging Technology

The HTWK Leipzig is one of the leading Universities of Applied Sciences and is establishing itself as an important part of the European university landscape. The iP³ Leipzig is one of Germany’s leading institutes in printing and packaging technology. With a lot of experience in packaging technology and a focus on sustainability and packaging, it offers ideal conditions for further education and is an important partner for companies and organizations in this field.

The workshop covers the sustainability issues related to packaging materials, focusing on the challenges posed by plastic packaging waste and the environmental footprints of products and processes. The core sustainability principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle are explored, including their applications in supply chains and the obstacles to implementation.

  • Basics of environmental balances
  • Approaches and methods
  • Status quo of packaging

This is followed by a part related to Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) which provides a basic understanding of the methodology for evaluating the environmental impacts of products and services. Participants will learn about the various stages of an LCA, from goal definition and data collection to impact assessment and interpretation of results. Practical examples complement the theoretical basics.

General Information

19-20 March 2024 from 09:00-12:00 (CET) on Zoom

Target group
All employees from industries related to packaging printing interested in sustainability issues

Participation fees

ERA members: 270 EUR per person
Non-members: 470 EUR per person

Online Registration