Implementing Sustainability Considerations in Packaging Design Curricula

Maaike Mulder-Nijkamp, Bjorn de Koeijer, Isaäc Anthony Robbert-Jan Torn

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Abstract

This study aims to address the structured implementation of sustainability considerations in packaging design processes by proposing a teaching framework for design students. The framework builds upon a four-year research program which aims to deliver insights regarding the environmental burden caused by product-packaging chains in the Netherlands and cumulates in an educational program for Universities of Applied Sciences. The teaching framework addresses five perspectives of product-packaging sustainability: (1) managerial decision making, (2) life cycle assessment (LCA), (3) consumer behavior, (4) recycling efficiency and effectiveness, and (5) redesign of the plastic waste chain. The research’s main contribution is the setup and the applicability and efficacy of the proposed teaching framework. The application of this framework in packaging design education must lead to a better alignment of insights on sustainability in the early stages of packaging design processes executed by ‘designers of the future’.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
Event21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging 2018 - Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Center, Zhuhai, China
Duration: 19 Jun 201822 Jun 2018
Conference number: 21
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Conference21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging 2018
CountryChina
CityZhuhai
Period19/06/1822/06/18
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Keywords

  • packaging design
  • packaging development
  • design brief
  • teaching
  • sustainability

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Mulder-Nijkamp, M., de Koeijer, B., & Torn, I. A. R-J. (2018). Implementing Sustainability Considerations in Packaging Design Curricula. Paper presented at 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging 2018, Zhuhai, China.
Mulder-Nijkamp, Maaike ; de Koeijer, Bjorn ; Torn, Isaäc Anthony Robbert-Jan. / Implementing Sustainability Considerations in Packaging Design Curricula. Paper presented at 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging 2018, Zhuhai, China.8 p.
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