Embedding a sustainability focus in packaging development processes

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Abstract

Despite packaging sustainability aspects often being embedded in companies’ strategic aims, the structured implementation of such targets is limited at the operational level, where a product’s commercial viability (strategic fit, business case feasibility, and a limitation of commercial risks) and development aspects (timing issues, material use, and supply chain efficiency) are prioritized over desired sustainability goals. Packaging acts not as an isolated entity but as a part of a symbiotic product-packaging combination, of which the development is the shared responsibility of stakeholders with different backgrounds and interests. With the development and design process of product-packaging combinations being a concatenation of decisions made by multidisciplinary teams in various organizations, the structured integration of sustainability-related considerations in product-packaging development can benefit from a synthesized focus on development teams’ efforts, decision-making processes, stakeholder interaction and dynamics, and trade-offs.
This research addresses a vision on an approach to explore, understand, and analyze this field, specifically its key characteristics that act as enablers and barriers of product-packaging sustainability. This is targeted by interactively modelling the decision-making processes of product-packaging development, both within multidisciplinary development teams, companies, and product-packaging chains, by means of a collection of interactive tools. Key within these tools is the ability to address the multidisciplinarity of stakeholders, the decision-making processes within and beyond development teams, and the proposed and realized inclusion of sustainability-related considerations, all within a framework of tacit and explicit knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EcoDesign 2019 International Symposium
Number of pages7
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print/First online - 27 Nov 2019
Event11th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, EcoDesign 2019: Going Green - PACIFICO Yokohama(Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama), Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 25 Nov 201927 Nov 2019
Conference number: 11
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Conference

Conference11th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, EcoDesign 2019
Abbreviated titleEcoDesign
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period25/11/1927/11/19
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Packaging
Sustainability
Development process
Decision-making process
Team development
Stakeholders
Viability
Explicit knowledge
Multidisciplinary team
Supply chain
Trade-offs
Business case
Enablers
Inclusion
Tacit knowledge
Shared responsibility
Strategic fit
Multidisciplinarity
Interaction
Design process

Keywords

  • operational development
  • strategic development
  • sustainable development
  • packaging development
  • development team

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de Koeijer, B, Borgman, IM, Henseler, J, ten Klooster, R & de Lange, J 2019, Embedding a sustainability focus in packaging development processes. in Proceedings of EcoDesign 2019 International Symposium. 11th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, EcoDesign 2019, Yokohama, Japan, 25/11/19.

Embedding a sustainability focus in packaging development processes. / de Koeijer, Bjorn; Borgman, Iris Martha; Henseler, Jörg ; ten Klooster, Roland ; de Lange, Jos .

Proceedings of EcoDesign 2019 International Symposium. 2019.

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