Certificate in Sustainable Food Packaging


  • Support the development of a Sustainable Packaging Strategy.
  • Develop a sound foundation and understanding of packaging.
  • Build and develop sustainable thinking and apply this to your business.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and functionality of their packs to support the making of informed decisions on the material and format for the circular economy.

    Content includes

    Sustainable Packaging Overview
  • Functions of Packaging, Fundamentals, Hazards and Food Safety.
  • NPD process - stages, keylines, origination, proofs
  • The importance of specifications and working with suppliers.
  • Student audit project.
  • Materials and conversion processes.
  • Packaging testing.
  • Systems thinking.
  • Carbon footprint, Life Cycle Assessment and CO2e Systems.
  • Packaging for a Circular Economy.
  • Sustainability and Legislation.
  • Student Project Presentation

Who should attend

  • The course is ideal for those responsible for making sustainable packaging choices, such as Packaging Managers or Specification Officers and those working with packaging and NPD from the supply chain, production, marketing, packaging technology and procurement departments.


    Level 7

    Upcoming dates:


    Online, Online
    26 Sept - 12 Dec 2023

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    Certificate in Sustainable Food Packaging

    Training Days

    11 x 1/2 days

    Training Locations


    Course Cost

    Member: €950
    Non-member: €1,700
    The FDI Skillnet member rate is available for all companies involved in the manufacture / processing of food and drink products in Ireland.
    * Cost quoted per person

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