The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) are running a half-day course on the introduction to Life Cycle Inventory and Carbon Footprinting with professor Gordon Robertson as course presenter. The training course is set to be held November 10 in Sydney.
According to organisers, the training course will provide an introduction to Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) - an inventory that identifies and quantifies energy and resource use and environmental discharges through the entire product life cycle.
Resource inputs, energy requirements, and releases to the air, water, and land for each step in the manufacture of a product or process are quantified, from the extraction of the raw materials from the earth to ultimate disposal of the wastes.
At the completion of this half day training course, participants should be able to:
- Understand Life Cycle Inventory (LCI)
- Be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of LCI
- Examine real LCIs that have been performed on actual packages
- Have a basic understanding of PAS 2050 and carbon footprinting.
This training course is intended for people who have a direct interest and involvement in packaging within all packaging-associated industries (both suppliers and users). This includes the production, development, technical, purchasing, sales, QA/QC, marketing, regulatory and development functions.
It will be particularly relevant for those involved in preparing Australian Packaging Covenant plans, together with those involved in communications, according to the AIP.