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Next legislative steps for Single National Organic Standard for foods

Organics Aotearoa New Zealand (OANZ) has welcomed the announcement from Minister of Agriculture and Food Safety Damien O’Connor to move forward with the next legislative steps towards defining a single national organic standard, underpinned by regulation, to place New Zealand’s organic sector on the same footing as many other countries.

Organics Aotearoa New Zealand (OANZ) has welcomed the announcement from Minister of Agriculture and Food Safety Damien O’Connor to move forward with the next legislative steps towards defining a single national organic standard, underpinned by regulation, to place New Zealand’s organic sector on the same footing as many other countries.

Organics Aotearoa New Zealand (OANZ) has welcomed the announcement from Minister of Agriculture and Food Safety Damien O’Connor to move forward with the next legislative steps towards defining a single national organic standard, underpinned by regulation, to place New Zealand’s organic sector on the same footing as many other countries.

“Market drivers demand that New Zealand provides customers, consumers and the community domestically and internationally with certainty and credence that certified organic products from here are indeed the real deal.  The New Zealand organic sector has grown 30 per cent or 10 per cent a year since 2015 to now be worth $600 million and growing, buoyed along by increasing global – and domestic – demand for natural, ethical products that are good for them and their families, and kind to the planet.”

“A single national standard that is backed by legislation will significantly enhance export opportunities and encourage producers to invest in organic production,” Mr Voss said.  “It’s a win-win for everyone.”

Mr O’Connor said the national standard for organic production will be progressed as a Government bill next year, “so our agribusinesses can extract more value from what they do as soon as possible”.

AIP to take Sustainable Packaging Design Course to New Zealand

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be taking their new ‘Introduction to Sustainable Packaging Design’ half-day training course + Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) visit to Auckland on the 13 February 2019.

Limited places are available in the interactive training so book your place today. All of industry is invited to attend. http://aipack.com.au/event-registration/?ee=176

 


OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE:

How do you work your way through the maze of demands to change packaging to meet environmental challenges? This course is designed to assist anyone who is responsible in their business to make packaging changes to meet ‘War on Waste’ questions, changes to retailer and consumer trends and behaviours; while not spending any more money at the end.

 

The course will provide attendees a better understanding of the practical guidelines and criteria needed to design and develop sustainable packaging including the Sustainability Hierarchy of Reduce, Reuse then Recycle and the Circular Economy approach to packaging and the environment.

 

Discussions will also cover Plastic, Glass and Metal packaging and their impact on the environment and whether the use of non-renewable resources, plant-based bioplastics, compostable and recycled materials and various tools can assist their business to understand the full life of packaging. This will involve the impact of ‘Food or Product Waste’.

 

Participants will be invited to bring with them a sample of their company’s packaging materials to use as a case study.

 

As part of the course, attendees will visit a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) to expose participants to the realities of a working MRF facilities, their equipment, limitation and material handling issues. The participants will get an understanding of what is and is not separated out for possible recycling, and why. This is followed by understanding the next stage of the recycling process after the MRF (i.e., the current five material beneficiation processes).

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

1.  To provide participants an understanding of the current environmental issues that are impacting the producers of packaging and the manufacturers and retailers of packaged product.

2.  To provide participants an understanding of sustainable packaging design and the practical design guidelines and approaches required in the packaging design process including End of Life (EoL) thinking.

3.  To provide participants with a better view of Best Practice Examples and Case Studies of award-winning Sustainable Packaging and Save Food Packaging innovations.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

If you are responsible for your business’s packaging design, performance or purchase specification, then you should attend. Packaging Designers, Technologists and Engineers, anyone responsible for Environmental Strategy Development, Marketing & Sales, Graphic Designers.

 

PRESENTER:

Ralph Moyle FAIP, CPP, Education Coordinator, Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP)

 

Ralph Moyle FAIP, CPP is an experienced food-packaging consultant with 40 years in the food processing industry and 20 year’s focused on packaging. Through a unique range of senior management experiences in Packaging, Operations, Technical and Quality Assurance in large and medium FMCG businesses, Ralph has brought increased value to many organisations through the value of smarter packaging at less waste. Ralph’s packaging knowledge has resulted in successful contemporary designs and material selections, improved shelf life, lower material costs, shorter supply chains and environmentally-friendly selections that have provided greater economic value. Ralph is a past National President of the AIP, a Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) and a Fellow of the AIP.

Limited places are available in the interactive training so book your place today. All of industry is invited to attend. http://aipack.com.au/event-registration/?ee=176