Sustainable packaging design and the consumer perspective: a systematic literature review

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  • Generoso Branca   ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-2481-8822 1 ,
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Sustainable packaging is gaining increasing prominence as a factor in consumer decision-making. This research aims to review and synthesise the literature addressing sustainable attributes and eco-friendly cues of consumer goods packaging. A systematic literature review was performed: 52 scientific articles published between 2010 and 2020 in peer-reviewed academic journals were included. Furthermore, a bibliometric analysis for bibliographic coupling was conducted. The review identifies four main research themes: consumers’ knowledge and understanding of sustainable packaging; studies that investigate green packaging following a holistic approach; studies employing an analytical approach to identifying relevant package cues; and consumers’ attitudes and behaviours towards eco-friendly packaging. The research integrates and enriches previous reviews analysing the topic of sustainable packaging from a different perspective. In addition, it provides a classification and rationalisation of recent articles, which the literature still lacks, bringing out relevant insights and avenues for future research. Finally, the review details the analysis of attributes and cues from an analytical point of view. Companies and practitioners may exploit the insights of this research to arrive at a sustainable packaging design effective and appreciated by consumers.

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The design of more sustainable packaging is an important step towards reducing packaging’s environmental impacts. Packaging however is also the ‘silent salesman’ that provides many cues which consumers may use to make inferences about the packaged product’s expected benefits. Successful sustainable packaging should not only be environment-friendlier, but should also be an attractive option for consumers. The overall aim of this thesis is to examine how functional and aesthetical aspects of sustainable packaging design affect consumer purchase-related behaviors through inference-making processes. Chapter 1 provides the background of the thesis and describes the overarching theoretical framework. Chapter 2 presents an initial empirical test of consumer cue perception and inference-making processes by using a methodology of idiosyncratic attribute elicitation to analyse consumer response to a series of tomato soup packaging designs. The findings show that (packaging) sustainability is a highly salient association (second to convenience-related perceptions), but is only moderately important for consumer attitudes. Moreover, packaging sustainability cues inform further inference-making regarding a variety of consumer benefits such as product sustainability, price, healthiness, quality and (expected) taste. Results also show a large gap between consumer perception of packaging sustainability and experts’ life-cycle analysis outcomes. Chapter 3 examines how packaging can be actively redesigned to be more sustainable. It considers the extent to which three different sustainable redesign strategies (based on circular economy design literature) affect consumer purchase intentions, moral satisfaction, willingness-to-pay and benefit inferences. The results showed that consumers tend to prefer circular over linear strategies, and biologically circular over technically circular ones. Additionally, applying combinations of such redesign strategies leads to diminished increases in perceived sustainability, and consumers derive little additional moral satisfaction from more intensively redesigned packaging. Chapter 4 focusses on the influence of packaging sustainability in conjunction with product contents sustainability and different firm sustainability (advertisement) claims. Findings showed that consumers are more likely to infer deceptive firm intentions when firms provide environmental claims for packaged products that are only partially sustainable. For such products, consumers make both positive and negative inferences such that they positively value the improved environmental  impacts, yet at the same time negatively value the deceitful actions of the firm. The usage of advertisement puffery has both pros and cons such that it strengthens both the positives and negatives. Furthermore, drawing from centrality theories, the results also suggest that consumers tend to be more critical when only a peripheral attribute (packaging) is made sustainable versus when only a central attribute (product contents) is sustainable. Chapter 5 examines the mental associations between sustainability low strength/high gentleness benefits. The chapter investigates how overtly sustainable (vs. conventional) laundry detergent packaging affects consumer choices, depending on consumers’ intended laundry usage (strength vs. gentleness emphasis). Results show that the sustainable option is disadvantaged in consumer choices when consumers seek strength, and is preferred when they seek gentleness benefits. The perceived strength deficiency can (partially) be overcome by providing aesthetical masculinity signals through packaging design, and packaging that contains both sustainability and masculinity design cues is perceived relatively favourable in terms of perceived strength, gentleness and environment-friendliness. Lastly, Chapter 6 summarizes the main findings and discusses theoretical and practical implications. Overall, this thesis shows that (functional and aesthetical) sustainable packaging design does not merely change consumers’ (potentially inaccurate) view of that packaging’s environmental qualities, but causes consumers to make a range of inferences which affect packaged product choice. Successful sustainable packaging design should seek to reinforce those consumer inferences with positive effects and/or inhibit inferences with potential negative effects to ensure an overall attractive packaged product proposition.

This output contributes to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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  • Packaging Economics, Econometrics and Finance 100%
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T1 - Consumer response to sustainable packaging design

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N2 - The design of more sustainable packaging is an important step towards reducing packaging’s environmental impacts. Packaging however is also the ‘silent salesman’ that provides many cues which consumers may use to make inferences about the packaged product’s expected benefits. Successful sustainable packaging should not only be environment-friendlier, but should also be an attractive option for consumers. The overall aim of this thesis is to examine how functional and aesthetical aspects of sustainable packaging design affect consumer purchase-related behaviors through inference-making processes. Chapter 1 provides the background of the thesis and describes the overarching theoretical framework. Chapter 2 presents an initial empirical test of consumer cue perception and inference-making processes by using a methodology of idiosyncratic attribute elicitation to analyse consumer response to a series of tomato soup packaging designs. The findings show that (packaging) sustainability is a highly salient association (second to convenience-related perceptions), but is only moderately important for consumer attitudes. Moreover, packaging sustainability cues inform further inference-making regarding a variety of consumer benefits such as product sustainability, price, healthiness, quality and (expected) taste. Results also show a large gap between consumer perception of packaging sustainability and experts’ life-cycle analysis outcomes. Chapter 3 examines how packaging can be actively redesigned to be more sustainable. It considers the extent to which three different sustainable redesign strategies (based on circular economy design literature) affect consumer purchase intentions, moral satisfaction, willingness-to-pay and benefit inferences. The results showed that consumers tend to prefer circular over linear strategies, and biologically circular over technically circular ones. Additionally, applying combinations of such redesign strategies leads to diminished increases in perceived sustainability, and consumers derive little additional moral satisfaction from more intensively redesigned packaging. Chapter 4 focusses on the influence of packaging sustainability in conjunction with product contents sustainability and different firm sustainability (advertisement) claims. Findings showed that consumers are more likely to infer deceptive firm intentions when firms provide environmental claims for packaged products that are only partially sustainable. For such products, consumers make both positive and negative inferences such that they positively value the improved environmental  impacts, yet at the same time negatively value the deceitful actions of the firm. The usage of advertisement puffery has both pros and cons such that it strengthens both the positives and negatives. Furthermore, drawing from centrality theories, the results also suggest that consumers tend to be more critical when only a peripheral attribute (packaging) is made sustainable versus when only a central attribute (product contents) is sustainable. Chapter 5 examines the mental associations between sustainability low strength/high gentleness benefits. The chapter investigates how overtly sustainable (vs. conventional) laundry detergent packaging affects consumer choices, depending on consumers’ intended laundry usage (strength vs. gentleness emphasis). Results show that the sustainable option is disadvantaged in consumer choices when consumers seek strength, and is preferred when they seek gentleness benefits. The perceived strength deficiency can (partially) be overcome by providing aesthetical masculinity signals through packaging design, and packaging that contains both sustainability and masculinity design cues is perceived relatively favourable in terms of perceived strength, gentleness and environment-friendliness. Lastly, Chapter 6 summarizes the main findings and discusses theoretical and practical implications. Overall, this thesis shows that (functional and aesthetical) sustainable packaging design does not merely change consumers’ (potentially inaccurate) view of that packaging’s environmental qualities, but causes consumers to make a range of inferences which affect packaged product choice. Successful sustainable packaging design should seek to reinforce those consumer inferences with positive effects and/or inhibit inferences with potential negative effects to ensure an overall attractive packaged product proposition.

AB - The design of more sustainable packaging is an important step towards reducing packaging’s environmental impacts. Packaging however is also the ‘silent salesman’ that provides many cues which consumers may use to make inferences about the packaged product’s expected benefits. Successful sustainable packaging should not only be environment-friendlier, but should also be an attractive option for consumers. The overall aim of this thesis is to examine how functional and aesthetical aspects of sustainable packaging design affect consumer purchase-related behaviors through inference-making processes. Chapter 1 provides the background of the thesis and describes the overarching theoretical framework. Chapter 2 presents an initial empirical test of consumer cue perception and inference-making processes by using a methodology of idiosyncratic attribute elicitation to analyse consumer response to a series of tomato soup packaging designs. The findings show that (packaging) sustainability is a highly salient association (second to convenience-related perceptions), but is only moderately important for consumer attitudes. Moreover, packaging sustainability cues inform further inference-making regarding a variety of consumer benefits such as product sustainability, price, healthiness, quality and (expected) taste. Results also show a large gap between consumer perception of packaging sustainability and experts’ life-cycle analysis outcomes. Chapter 3 examines how packaging can be actively redesigned to be more sustainable. It considers the extent to which three different sustainable redesign strategies (based on circular economy design literature) affect consumer purchase intentions, moral satisfaction, willingness-to-pay and benefit inferences. The results showed that consumers tend to prefer circular over linear strategies, and biologically circular over technically circular ones. Additionally, applying combinations of such redesign strategies leads to diminished increases in perceived sustainability, and consumers derive little additional moral satisfaction from more intensively redesigned packaging. Chapter 4 focusses on the influence of packaging sustainability in conjunction with product contents sustainability and different firm sustainability (advertisement) claims. Findings showed that consumers are more likely to infer deceptive firm intentions when firms provide environmental claims for packaged products that are only partially sustainable. For such products, consumers make both positive and negative inferences such that they positively value the improved environmental  impacts, yet at the same time negatively value the deceitful actions of the firm. The usage of advertisement puffery has both pros and cons such that it strengthens both the positives and negatives. Furthermore, drawing from centrality theories, the results also suggest that consumers tend to be more critical when only a peripheral attribute (packaging) is made sustainable versus when only a central attribute (product contents) is sustainable. Chapter 5 examines the mental associations between sustainability low strength/high gentleness benefits. The chapter investigates how overtly sustainable (vs. conventional) laundry detergent packaging affects consumer choices, depending on consumers’ intended laundry usage (strength vs. gentleness emphasis). Results show that the sustainable option is disadvantaged in consumer choices when consumers seek strength, and is preferred when they seek gentleness benefits. The perceived strength deficiency can (partially) be overcome by providing aesthetical masculinity signals through packaging design, and packaging that contains both sustainability and masculinity design cues is perceived relatively favourable in terms of perceived strength, gentleness and environment-friendliness. Lastly, Chapter 6 summarizes the main findings and discusses theoretical and practical implications. Overall, this thesis shows that (functional and aesthetical) sustainable packaging design does not merely change consumers’ (potentially inaccurate) view of that packaging’s environmental qualities, but causes consumers to make a range of inferences which affect packaged product choice. Successful sustainable packaging design should seek to reinforce those consumer inferences with positive effects and/or inhibit inferences with potential negative effects to ensure an overall attractive packaged product proposition.

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Alexandros Astropekakis

This thesis presents the global challenges behind the need of sustainable development. It links packaging to this need and describes the way packaging can positively contribute to this process. It presents industry examples of "green packaging" that claim to or may actually contribute to sustainable development. It monitors the understanding of packaging professionals for what is called "packaging sustainability" through a custom made on-line survey. Finally it presents a comparison of environmental impacts for different polymer materials used for the production of rigid containers (HDPE, PP, PET, PVC and PLA) through an analysis of Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data for different life stages.

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Packaging--Environmental aspects; Packaging--Materials--Environmental aspects; Sustainable design

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Published by Carmen Troy at January 9th, 2023 , Revised On August 16, 2023

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Looking for interesting and manageable topics on sustainability and green technology for your dissertation or thesis? Well, you have come to the right place.

The subject of sustainability, green technology, and environmental friendliness has gained tremendous importance over the last years – thanks to the ever-increasing pollution, climate change, and high production costs throughout the world.

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2022 Research Topics on Sustainability and Green Technology

Topic 1: the role of artificial intelligence (ai) and green technology in the develpment of smart and sustainable towns.

Research Aim: This study intends to find the role of artificial intelligence (AI) and green technology in developing smart and sustainable towns. It will review the concepts of smart and sustainable towns to show their importance in the modern era to reduce global warming. Then it will assess the role of AI by analyzing various machine learning and deep learning models to show how these models can help develop smart and sustainable towns. Lastly, it will review what work has already been done in this area and what should be done.

Topic 2: Impact of Research and Development (R&D) Expenditure in Green Technology on the Sustainability Outcomes of the Construction Industry- A Case of Malaysian Construction Industry

Research Aim: This study intends to analyze the impact of Research and Development (R&D) expenditure in green technology on the sustainability outcomes of the construction industry in Malaysia. It will review the current green technology used in the Malaysian construction industry and its development. Moreover, it will show how the construction industry is spending to develop new green technology and how much it requires to make it completely sustainable. It will also identify various national and international sources which can invest in this industry to make it more sustainable.

Topic 3: What are the Motivating and Demotivating Factors for Green Supply Chain Practices? An Exploratory Study Finding the Factors Affecting Green Supply Chain Practices in the UK

Research Aim: This research will identify various motivating and demotivating factors (return on green investment, production output, local and global competitiveness, political support, international support, investors support, etc.) for green supply chain practices. It will study various industries in the UK, such as construction, hotel industry, retail industry, etc., find out how the abovementioned factors affected their interest in green technology and green supply chain practices. Moreover, it will assess the work done in this area and how various institutions can motivate these industries.

Topic 4: Influence of Green Advertising on the Consumer View of Green Technology and Sustainability in the US

Research Aim: This study shows the impact of green advertising on the consumer perception of green technology and sustainability. It will assess how various components of green advertising work and how they affect the consumer perception of the need for green technology. Moreover, it will analyze different green advertising strategies used by companies in the US to influence consumer perception and how these strategies can be improved to make US consumers more interested in the products, which are a product of environment-friendly production process.

Topic 5: Green Economy a Necessity? Impact of Green Technology on Sustainable Economic Growth and Development- A Case of ASEAN Economies

Research Aim: It proposes a framework to analyze the impact of green technology on sustainable economic growth and development. It will show whether the green economy is essential for growth and development or not. It will assess various effects of green technology on the economy and ecology. And show how improving ecology can benefit human development, which can be good for long-term economic growth in the ASEAN countries. Lastly, it will analyze the current progress of these countries in creating a green economy.

Covid-19 Sustainability and Green Technology Research Topics

Topic 1: covid-19 and the need to expand sustainable energy.

Research Aim: It’s high time to expand sustainable energy during COVID-19.

Topic 2: COVID-19 and the environment

Research Aim: This study will focus on the positive and negative impacts of COVID-19 on the environment.

Topic 3: Economic expenditure on the green environment during COVID-19

Research Aim: This study will review the economic expenditure and plans on the green environment during COVID-19.

Topic 4: The green economy after COVID-19

Research Aim: This study will analyse the current issues related to green technology and predict the future of a green environment after COVID-19.

Dissertation Topics Ideas on Sustainability and Green Technology for 2021

Topic 1: research on sustainable gardens.

Research Aim: This research aims to conduct research on creating sustainable gardens and identify their benefits.

Topic 2: Sustainable outdoor designs using recycled materials

Research Aim: This research aims to identify various methods of creating sustainable outdoor designs using recycled materials and identify their benefits.

Topic 3: Pollution-free disposal and recycling of trash

Research Aim: This research aims to identify various methods to ensure pollution-free disposal and recycling of trash

Topic 4: Importance of gardening- awareness and ideas for the city, terrace/roof gardening

Research Aim: This research aims to address the importance of gardening and its awareness among the public. It will also focus on identifying cost-effective and innovative ideas for the city, terrace/roof gardening.

20 Dissertation Topics Ideas on Sustainability and Green Technology for 2020

Topic 1: examining the economic impacts of green technology.

Research Aim: The research will involve comparing the costs incurred in developing green energy and the economic benefits. The services will be saved once alternative forms of materials and energy sources are used. It will be relevant in identifying whether it is worth investing in green technology from an economic perspective. It will also help in developing supportive policies that guide green technology.

Topic 2: How do national and regional politics affect environmental sustainability?

Research Aim: This research study will analyse the role of politics in the environment. It will explore the positive or negative impacts of individual political inclinations.

Topic 3: How sustainable is the environment in the current and forthcoming eras?

Research Aim: This research will analyse global trends and their impacts on environmental trends. Developments such as increasing population, climate change, and using various materials affect the people. It will inform about how sustainability measures can be structured to align with the trends.

Topic 4: Adoption of green energy by low-end users

Research Aim: The research will be based on realising a market niche that cannot afford or are not willing to spend on an expensive product. Additionally, the embrace of some advanced technologies varies across classes, mainly based on exposure. There is also the notion that green technology can be expensive, making the stated users reluctant to use it. Accordingly, the research will focus on the factors that make the users have their respective levels of using green technology.

Topic 5: How green technology can affect organisational processes

Research Aim: This research will analyze how processes that can include procuring and sourcing, producing, sales, marketing, and delivering products, among others, can be impacted once green technology is introduced. It will help analyse cost and time effectiveness and the satisfaction of the organization’s stakeholders. It can help recommend structural changes when an organisation is considering green technology.

Topic 6: To what extent does green technology contribute to environmental sustainability?

Research Aim:  notably, several factors are contributing to environmental degradation and pollution. While green technology has been identified in previous research to ensure sustainability, its contribution can be compared with the other factors. Accordingly, recommendations can be made about whether it is the absolute solution to sustainability.

Topic 7: Green technology and global environmental sustainability frameworks

Research Aim: The study will assess how the frameworks affect the use of green technology. Various global environmental practices are commonly developed. The research will suggest any amendments to the frameworks to positively correlate them with green technology. Also, the topic will evaluate how the frameworks are implemented in various regions.

Topic 8: Green technology practices in developing countries

Research Aim: The research will explore the extent to which developing countries use and promote green technology. They are characterised by having a lower economy. The priority they have on sustainability will be established.

Topic 9: How do policies affect the use of green technology in a country?

Research Aim: The research acknowledges that regulatory bodies devise policies to guide various industries. The guidelines can be supportive or suppressive in the development and use of green technology. For instance, the bodies’ incentives can encourage green technology, while factors like high taxation can discourage it. Therefore, focusing on a particular country’s policies can be insightful into the level at which the technology is incorporated.

Topic 10: Incentives for green technology and environmental sustainability

Research Aim: The study will be purposed on how green technology can be promoted among users and manufacturers. It will first identify the challenges the users can use and apply the technology. It will also evaluate the level of sensitisation about green technology that people in a region have. The various stakeholders can execute the incentives in environmental sustainability.

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More Research Titles on Sustainability and Green Technology

Topic 1: what roles do ngos have on environmental sustainability and green technology.

Research Aim: The research will establish how NGOs can be incorporated into sustainability. NGOs have distinct objectives. While some are specific to environmental conservation, others focus on aspects that indirectly affect the environment positively or negatively. The study will then suggest how the NGOs can be motivated to advance their operations and promote green technology.

Topic 2: Impactful green thinking to achieve sustainability

Research Aim: The research analyses humans’ behaviour on issues that can promote sustainability. It explores how people can change their perspective on the environment and take measures at individual and collective levels. It will recommend some habitual changes that can positively impact the environment.

Topic 3: A holistic approach to environmental sustainability

Research Aim: Sustainability comprises various factors, ranging from behavioural, resources, technological, and procedural. Most studies have focused on particular sets of characteristics. However, it can be intriguing how integrating sustainability factors can be achieved. Also, it will be realised if implementing some measures of sustainability has any correlation to others.

Topic 4: Can there be a balance between lifestyle and green technology?

Research Aim: the study will assess the relationship between current lifestyle and green technology. It will be relevant in identifying the personal understanding of green technology’s contribution and how people are ready to adjust their lifestyle to technology. It will further show how green technology affects lifestyles.

Topic 5: How do businesses perceive green energy and environmental sustainability?

Research Aim: The research aims to identify how profit-making organisations approach green technology. It will focus on whether they find it less costly and useful. Also, it will establish whether they find products that involve green technology are usually marketable. Further, it will identify the organisation’s preference for the working environment, whether in regions that promote environmental sustainability or those that do not.

Topic 6: Examining sustainability policies in developed and developing countries

Research Aim: The research will compare regulations instituted in the two sets of countries. It will also assess the extent of implementation of the policies in the countries.

Topic 7: Challenges facing green technology as one of the drivers towards sustainability

Research Aim: The research will be based on green technology recognition as a crucial attribute to environmental sustainability. Despite the assertion, the technology has not attained universal coverage as it would be more impactful. The challenges can vary from economic, social, geographical, and regulatory, and it can then be recommended that the research focuses on a particular region. The results can also be analysed to identify any general challenges in the areas.

Topic 8: What is the consumer perspective towards green production?

Research Aim: Businesses target to satisfy the needs of consumers. The study will assess whether the consumer has a force towards producers that can make the latter inclined towards using green technology. This research study will essentially focus on the consumables industry.

Topic 9: Stakeholders’ contribution to green technology

Research Aim: The research will establish all the stakeholders in green energy. It will reveal their interests and drivers towards green technology. There will be an insight into whether there is a conflict of interests between the stakeholders and how they can be resolved. It will also help identify how the stakeholders can collaborate and integrate their resources and ideas.

Topic 10: Current trends in green technology and the future of technology

Research Aim: the research will aim to overview how green energy has been advancing over time. The trend will then help in predicting the future of green technology. Besides, it will be informative about the contribution green energy has had on environmental sustainability at various levels. It will then make recommendations about the optimum technology as per the available information and developments.

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Sustainability and green technology are vast and interrelated to many other academic disciplines like environmental engineering . That is why it is imperative to create a sustainability and green technology dissertation topic that is particular, sound, and solves a practical problem that may be rampant in the field.

We can’t stress how important it is to develop a logical research topic based on your fundamental research. There are several significant downfalls to getting your issue wrong; your supervisor may not be interested in working on it, the topic has no academic creditability, the research may not make logical sense, and there is a possibility that the study is not viable.

This impacts your time and efforts in writing your dissertation , as you may end up in the cycle of rejection at the initial stage of the dissertation. That is why we recommend reviewing existing research to develop a topic, taking advice from your supervisor, and even asking for help in this particular stage of your dissertation.

While developing a research topic, keeping our advice in mind will allow you to pick one of the best sustainability and green technology dissertation topics that fulfil your requirement of writing a research paper and add to the body of knowledge.

Therefore, it is recommended that when finalising your dissertation topic, you read recently published literature to identify gaps in the research that you may help fill.

Remember- dissertation topics need to be unique, solve an identified problem, be logical, and be practically implemented. Please look at some of our sample sustainability and green technology dissertation topics to get an idea for your dissertation.

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  • Findings and Analysis : Findings of the research are analysed in detail under the Findings and Analysis chapter. All key findings/results are outlined in this chapter without interpreting the data or drawing any conclusions. It can be useful to include graphs, charts, and tables in this chapter to identify meaningful trends and relationships.
  • Discussion and Conclusion : The researcher presents his interpretation of results in this chapter and states whether the research hypothesis has been verified or not. An essential aspect of this section of the paper is to link the results and evidence from the literature. Recommendations with regards to implications of the findings and directions for the future may also be provided. Finally, a summary of the overall research, along with final judgments, opinions, and comments, must be included in the form of suggestions for improvement.
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The Issue of the Sustainability in Packaging Dissertation

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The main reason for packaging is to protect and contain the commodity among others such as selling and control functions. Sustainability is a key aspect of any product and when it comes to the specific goal of packaging, it is highly necessary. When a product is manufactured, a lot of things have to be considered(Yams, 2009, p.104). This, therefore, means it is from the very beginning when the product is just raw material to the point where it has to be disposed of after the consumer is finished with it. Here comes the matter of sustainability in packaging which is very important, especially for pharmaceutical, nutritional and health care companies. Sustainable packaging comes hand in hand with the rapid rate of globalization which is completely changing the business environment.

With sustainable packaging, it is possible to use all the resources effectively instead of having them thrown away to waste. The reduction of the amount of waste in packaging is, therefore, a great opportunity. Many possible options are actually in use like the films and wraps that keep the packaging compact and also sustainable when the material used is right. The aim is usually to have environmentally friendly packaging as well as serve the purpose of packaging it was designed for.

Packaging is a unique way of providing the necessary product in such a way that it will last longer or in other words sustain. The main objective is nothing other than to refrain from wasting precious resources and to manage them and use them effectively and efficiently (ITW Packaging Solutions, n.d.). The simple motto “do more with less” will be the best way to describe sustainability. That means to use the resources stringently but to do as much as possible with them. Research has indicated that minimal alterations in the packaging operations lead to overwhelming benefits in the bottom line. When they get that right, then sustainability will no longer be an issue at all.

It is not necessary that we consider sustainability for the sake of other animals and plants and also the earth(US Environmental Protection Agency, 2004, p.1). The simple way to consider it would be by thinking of our future. The changing world comes in handy with a package of negative impacts on the environment especially the natural ecosystems. Without sustainability in packaging, a lot of resources and food, and other such things go to waste and thus posing a threat to all our lives (Landor, n.d.). This is a simple reason for us to seriously think about packaging and the sustainability it offers. It is because of this that the green revolution has spotted packaging as one of its major points (Franklin, 2004, p.3). Going green is not only an environmental benefit but also a cost-saving operation. All these are done in a bid to achieve eco-friendly, biodegradable, and sustainable packaging. This paper critically looks at the quality of design that will enhance the sustainability of packaging materials. A comparison of sustainable packages from different countries will also be made. In other words, it is comprehensive research on the importance and ways of increasing sustainability in packaging.

Quality of Design and Sustainability

Elaborate package design is one of the essential aspects of successful business strategies. This is because; product packaging and design reinforce the first impression to a potential customer regarding a given product (Willard, 2002, p.53). It is therefore important that the first impression about design should precisely reflect the product. Besides, it is significant for a package to provide customers with the necessary product information they need. This will inspire them to make a purchase. Impeccable product design and packaging can be a perplexing task; however, if a business designs most of the work, it can be guaranteed the package will reflect the taste it needs and appeal to a customer as well (Willard, 2002, p.66). Besides, if a business faces a challenge in forming a fitting idea in design, consulting a product packaging and design professional should be considered.

Quality of product design is aimed at containing and communicating the product information. In containing and communicating product information, a correct Packaging Mix has to be embraced and fixed (Bhamra and Lofthouse, 2007, p. 73). The product mix is the result of many needs that strives to control how a product package performs the roles of “containing and communicating” (Abraham, 2006, p.97). To ensure quality and efficiency are settled and the right mix is achieved, a package design should be able to; safeguard the product, assist the user in using the product, give reusable choices to a consumer, meet legal needs, and reduces linked overheads. Besides the quality of the package, the design can be improved by analyzing two criteria that enhance its appeal. These criteria are the sales and functional needs of a package. Sales requirement is important in product packaging. The product should be designed in a form that motivates and inspires the end-user (Novacovici and Woofter, 2006, p.91). Design qualities such as package attention-drawing power, clear size, an imprint of quality, and brand name legibility should be factored in. Also, a product should incorporate functional requirements such as; home, warehouse, distribution, safety, and legal criteria. In-home requirements, design should direct the convenience of using and storing the product (Estes, 2009, p.58). Additionally, it should inform customers how to safely and effectively use the product.

Graphic design is an innovative process that involves a client and a designer to complete a given form or a design project (Estes, 2009, p.88). Graphic design is undertaken to pass a concise message to a targeted group of audience. Graphic designers may wish to use various artistic methods such as visual art, typography, and page layout to come up with a final product (Maczulak, 2009, p.79). Examples of where graphic design is commonly applied include branding and logos, website publication, product packaging, and advertisement among other fields. Product packaging may encompass such aspects as; components of shapes, pure design, artwork, colors, symbols, or amalgamation of all these components to form a complete whole. Composition is an important constituent of graphic design element which is applied when using preexisting materials or varied elements (Maczulak, 2009, p.96).

Sustainability in packaging has been put into consideration by most manufacturers(Jedlicka, 2008, p.32). Results issued out by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) in collaboration with the Packaging Digest magazine after conducting a survey indicated that a large percentage of the interviewed population confessed that most companies emphasized sustainable packaging. This gives a clear indication that the world is moving in the right direction in terms of sustainable packaging. Most industries in the packaging sector try by all means to even recycle their waste to recover costs but majorly to protect the environment.

The role of packaging is to protect items while distributing them to prospective consumers(Haulwen, 2009, p.1). It can therefore be used to develop the sustainability of the supply chain. The life cycle impacts of packaging can be minimized by reducing the dependency on nonrenewable resources, minimizing total resource use, minimizing total waste, and minimizing energy use (Baldwin, 2009, p. 113). The packaging design incorporates life cycle inventory and the life cycle assessment which eventually lead to the production of environmentally friendly packaging. This is because the major precaution that should be taken when designing packaging is its long-term effect on the environment. It is for this reason that most of the synthetic polymers used as packaging material have been replaced by biodegradable materials.

Sustainability influences how business enhances the power of packaging to ensure costs are kept at minimal at the same time delivering beneficial results to customers. Besides, the choice of biodegradable materials should encourage environmental friendly such as recyclability. Sustainability packaging favors cost-cutting and ensures reliability and efficiency unlike other conventional methods of packaging. After this dissertation, I will have gained enough knowledge and experience in different packaging materials. This knowledge is very important to both the manufacturers and consumers of different commodities. The consumers will be able to specifically identify genuine packaging materials by preventing them from the ambiguous and confusing titles like green packaging and environmental friendly that are usually printed on most commodities. The manufacturers will have the benefit of being able to acquire genuine packaging materials from the packaging industries. This will in turn have a positive impact on increasing sales since the consumers will have trust in such manufacturers.

It can therefore be concluded that the issue of sustainability in packaging is of global concern. Companies that have the environmental policy, therefore, have a good reputation among their customers as well as throughout the entire universe. Going green is a decision that is worth making as it pays off, whether directly or indirectly. All in the entire most important thing is to protect the environment while providing the best services ever.

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If you are a student of environmental science or even technology, sustainability is a very important topic for your research papers. These topics help you study the impact of mankind on the environment and different options that are available to prevent further deterioration of the planet. There is a lot of scope for research on this subject, making it one of the most common topics for dissertation or thesis writing. Here is a list of some of the best environmental sustainability research topics that will help you get started on your research paper and project.

The topics below are practical and easy because you can find a lot of information about them. Whether you are writing an informative or argumentative paper, these topics are the perfect starting point for you.

Environmental Sustainability Research Topics

These sustainability research topics are suitable for in-depth data and analysis. They are ideal for lengthy writing assignments.

  • Draw a comparison between different non-profit groups that are dedicated to improving sustainability.
  • Can custom sustainable designs for classrooms improve learning?
  • Is adding better natural lighting a sustainable way of saving on energy costs in large organizations?
  • What are the different technological innovations that are focused on reducing environmental pollution?
  • Does veganism help protect the environment?
  • Are hand dryers instead of paper towels a good idea for public restrooms?
  • How is pollution related to a country’s GDP?
  • Why do developing nations find it difficult to start recycling programs?
  • What are some political challenges that the environment faces globally?
  • Is American politics affecting the environment?
  • What are the benefits of choosing a vegan diet?
  • Do developed countries have the responsibility of helping third-world nations become more sustainable?
  • Are your current local environmental policies effective enough?
  • Should high schools and colleges ban the use of plastic?
  • How does food consumption affect the environment?
  • Why is Sweden so different from other countries when it comes to protecting the environment?
  • What are some technological advancements that help us reduce waste?
  • Why have we failed to reduce food wastage across the globe?
  • Is better recycling technology the solution to reducing waste in landfills?
  • How are plastic straws a threat to the environment of the Earth?
  • Can increased taxes items meant for single-use reduce waste from piling up in landfills?
  • Why do some states succeed in banning plastic bags while others fail?
  • How is overpopulation related to pollution?
  • In the next fifty years, how will the population impact the environment?
  • Do we have enough natural resources to support the exploding population across the globe?
  • What role does the government play in improving food resources?

Easy Sustainability Topics For Research

These sustainability topics for research are commonly used by students because they are practical in terms of research and the availability of data.

  • Is banning plastic a suitable solution to reduce environmental pollution?
  • What are the options available to make cutlery sustainable?
  • Should metros ban the use of plastic straws completely?
  • Why is our ecosystem so dependent on sea life?
  • Does any carbon footprint come from farm animals and how?
  • Why is it the need of the hour to prevent waste from being dumped into oceans?
  • How does getting fair-trade certificates to benefit university campuses?
  • Why should we increase the consumption of local produce?
  • How does supporting local businesses improve sustainability?
  • Should food donation programs be imposed in cities?
  • How has the emergence of farmers’ markets helped various communities?
  • Is buffet-style dining beneficial or harmful for efforts toward sustainability?
  • How can taxes be used to improve sustainability efforts?
  • How can leftovers from hotels and restaurants be disposed of sustainably?
  • What are the various benefits of food programs for the community?
  • Explain the process of growing vegan produce and its effect on the environment
  • How have sustainability efforts been affected globally as a result of the pandemic?
  • Is zero-waste living ideal?
  • What does sustainability mean in the 21st century?
  • How is supporting local food markets sustainable?
  • How does the greenhouse effect change as a result of less meat consumption?
  • Does eating red meat improve the quality of the air?
  • What are some benefits of switching to a plant-based diet?
  • Should school cafeterias increase the options for vegan food?
  • How do slaughterhouses impact the environment negatively?
  • What if all restaurants switched to buffet-style meals?

Best Sustainability Topics For Research Papers

Looking for sustainability topics for research that can ensure better grades. Here is a list of some of the best topics on sustainability that you can choose from.

  • Give a detailed plan for a sustainable restaurant.
  • Why do large cities struggle with reducing air pollution?
  • Should cities make it mandatory to reduce food waste in community gardens?
  • What are some of the primary benefits of improving public transportation systems?
  • Should rainwater harvesting become compulsory for large buildings?
  • Has technology benefited or harmed the environment?
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  • What are some immediate changes that you can make in your life to become more sustainable?
  • Create a detailed sustainability plan for your family
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  • Chart out a detailed zero-waste living plan that can be implemented easily.
  • What is the relationship between community health and the environment?
  • Case studies of the impact of pollution on the health of people.
  • How do developing nations improve their access to water resources?
  • Can government policies truly help the environment?
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  • What are some measures that can be used to improve access to clean water in developing nations?
  • What are some measures taken by Denmark to reduce food waste?
  • Discuss Sweden’s efforts to use waste for heating and energy.
  • How can we reduce pollution and improve the quality of care at the same time?

Environmental Research Topics for College Students

These sustainability topics for research papers are perfect for college students as they are most relevant and extremely interesting as well.

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  • Should fireworks be banned?
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  • Discuss the importance of sustainable fashion in the world we live in.
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  • How can you measure the success of a smart city by the well-being of its inhabitants?
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  • How can digitization be used to pursue a sustainability agenda?
  • What are the various ecological dimensions of sustainability?
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  • Discuss some sustainable measures that we can learn from our ancestors.
  • What is the impact of America’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement?
  • What are the Paris Climate Agreement and its important terms?
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  • What are the best measures taken by the UN to improve sustainability?
  • Greta Thunberg: The poster child of climate change or a publicity stunt?
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Sustainability Topics for All Levels

These sustainability research paper topics are perfect for you whether you are writing a high school paper or a college paper. They are versatile and easy to compile.

  • How will our carbon footprint impact the generations to come?
  • What are the different types of sustainability?
  • What does sustainability education mean?
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  • How does an improved ventilation system improve sustainability?
  • What are the measures taken by modern schools and colleges in improving sustainability?
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  • How can we save on energy by setting systems off when they are still idle.
  • What are the various benefits of changing classroom timings to optimize the use of natural lighting?
  • Is it possible to apply a game theory to manage challenges with sustainability?
  • What is the difference between biocapacity and carbon footprint in various regions?
  • What are some challenges faced by companies when it comes to conserving energy?
  • Can you name some environmental groups that have been most effective in cleaning up plastic from the oceans and how they have achieved their goals?
  • What are some positive effects of reducing computer screen brightness?
  • Name some countries with the poorest environmental laws?
  • A case study of the most sustainable nations in the world.
  • The effect of plastic on the environment in detail.
  • What are some effective measures of saving water?
  • A study of oil spills and their effect on marine life over the last decade.

Environmental Project Topics

Have an environmental sustainability topic due? This sustainability topics list is all you need to present projects that grab the attention of your audience.

  • What are some barriers and drivers of sustainability research?
  • How does on-campus sustainable research help increase practical solutions for environmental sustainability?
  • Provide a business case to install new lighting systems
  • What are some lighting systems available today that are most sustainable?
  • Needs luxury led to an unsustainable environment?
  • What are the benefits of using electric cars?
  • The most impactful evidence to prove that global warming is real.
  • Do political agendas suppress sustainability efforts? How?
  • What are some of the major threats of climate change?
  • The importance of teaching children about sustainability
  • What are some of the most common examples of wasteful living that you see around you?
  • The relationship between undernutrition, obesity, and climate change.
  • Why has ice loss across the Himalayas become rapid over the last 40 years?
  • How quickly are we depleting natural resources?
  • How does the medical industry contribute to global warming?
  • What is the Lancet Countdown on climate change and health?
  • Does climate change impact the health of newborn children?
  • How has industrialization helped and harmed the environment?
  • The use of heating and cooling systems and their impact on the environment.
  • The harmful impact of the film industry on the environment
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1. Food Packaging for Sustainable Development

Author : Helén Williams ; Fredrik Wikström ; Ole Jørgen Hanssen ; Karlstads universitet ; [] Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER ; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ; Packaging ; sustainable development ; service perspective ; food losses ; food waste ; consumer interaction ; life cycle assessment - LCA ; consumer value ; Miljö- och energisystem ; Environmental and Energy Systems ;

Abstract : Packaging has been on the environmental agenda for decades. It has been discussed and debated within the society mainly as an environmental problem. Production, distribution and consumption of food and drinks contribute significant to the environmental impact. However, consumers in the EU waste about 20% of the food they buy. READ MORE

2. Sustainable Packaging of Organic Food: Myth or Reality?

Author : Helena Lindh ; Förpackningslogistik ; [] Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER ; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ; Packaging ; Features ; Functions ; Food ; Organic ; Life cycle ; Eco ; Sustainable Packaging ; Development ; Design ;

Abstract : Previous research has argued that packaging has a great potential to contribute to sustainable development, but how to put this potential into practice is not yet fully explored. The theoretical foundation of the research presented is at the intersection of packaging logistics and sustainable development. READ MORE

3. Green packaging development in theory and practice

Author : Katrin Molina-Besch ; Förpackningslogistik ; [] Keywords : Packaging Development ; Sustainable packaging ; packaging development process ; green supply chain management ;

Abstract : In the light of the environmental challenges society is facing it is important thatboth products and their packaging systems are optimised from an environmental perspective. Previous research highlights that environmental optimisation of packaging requires an integrated assessment of product and packaging together. READ MORE

4. Making packaging more sustainable: Effects of resource embeddedness

Author : Sandra Brüel Grönberg ; Chalmers tekniska högskola ; [] Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER ; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ; SOCIAL SCIENCES ; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ; SOCIAL SCIENCES ; packaging ; e-commerce ; embeddedness ; sustainability ; business network ; resource ; distribution ; network setting ;

Abstract : Firms involved in e-commerce distribution are faced with challenges due to the increasing volume of single shipments to consumers, including concerns regarding sustainability. For instance, the role of packaging has gained increased attention because of over-packed parcels and excessive air within those parcels, which frustrate retailers, logistics service providers, and consumers. READ MORE

5. Towards sustainable urban transportation : Test, demonstration and development of fuel cell and hybrid-electric buses

Author : Anders Folkesson ; Per Alvfors ; Peter Treffinger ; KTH ; [] Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER ; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER ; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ; acceptance ; analysis ; auxiliary system ; bus ; Clean Urban Transport for Europe ; concept ; CUTE ; demonstration ; driver ; drive cycle ; duty cycle ; energy flow ; evaluation ; fuel cell ; heavy duty vehicle ; hybrid management ; hybrid vehicle ; hydrogen ; passenger ; PEM ; safety ; Sankey diagram ; series hybrid ; sustainable ; test ; urban transport ; vehicle simulation ; acceptans ; analys ; hjälpaggregat ; buss ; Clean Urban Transport for Europe ; koncept ; CUTE ; demonstration ; körcykel ; förare ; energiflöde ; utvärdering ; bränslecell ; tunga fordon ; hybridsystemkontroll ; hybridfordon ; vätgas ; passagerare ; PEM ; säkerhet ; Sankey-diagram ; seriehybrid ; uthållig ; hållbar ; test ; stadstransport ; fordonssimulering ; Vehicle engineering ; Farkostteknik ; Chemical engineering ; Kemiteknik ;

Abstract : Several aspects make today’s transport system non-sustainable: • Production, transport and combustion of fossil fuels lead to global and local environmental problems. • Oil dependency in the transport sector may lead to economical and political instability. READ MORE

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Williams, Helén. "Food Packaging for Sustainable Development." Doctoral thesis, Karlstads universitet, Avdelningen för energi-, miljö- och byggteknik, 2011. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-7328.

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Wiil, Madelene. "Exploring the Misalignment in the Sustainable Packaging Realization Process." Thesis, Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för geovetenskaper, 2020. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-413354.

Wahab, Abdul, and Carl Kessler. "Eco-Friendliness Assessment Of Primary Food Packaging : A case study to assess relevant criteria and evaluate packaging options for sustainable development." Thesis, Jönköping University, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning, 2021. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-53937.

Enlund, Elin, and Jennie Nilsson. "Sustainable Decision-Making in the Fashion Industry : How to influence the fashion industry to adopt more sustainable packaging solutions." Thesis, KTH, Industriell ekonomi och organisation (Inst.), 2021. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-296518.

del, Rocío Careaga Ochoa Miren. "Thoughtful Sustainable Design : Reinvestigating Means for Attainable Ends." Thesis, Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för geovetenskaper, 2010. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-151890.

Girotti, Andrea. "Packaging strategies for the Circular Economy." Master's thesis, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, 2017.

Maldonado, Monica de Albuquerque [UNESP]. "Proposta de uma ferramenta para análise de princípios de sustentabilidade social no design e desenvolvimento de embalagens." Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/11449/148847.

Johansson, Sara, and Ebba Ohlsson. "Produktutveckling av förpackningar : Prioriteringar, hållbarhet och involvering av slutkonsumenter." Thesis, KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), 2020. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-279762.

Carlsson, Linnéa. "Design av lättöppnad färdigmatsförpackning: Inriktning hållbar utveckling." Thesis, Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för teknik och samhälle, 2013. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:his:diva-7409.

Flod, Jenny. "Utveckling av förpackning för livsmedelsrelaterade vätskor : Produktutvecklingsprojekt av ytterförpackning för vätskor med utgångspunkt i Bag-in-box konceptet." Thesis, Karlstads universitet, Fakulteten för hälsa, natur- och teknikvetenskap (from 2013), 2016. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-39146.

Olsson, Frida. "Designmetodik för hållbara förpackningslösningar : Med fokus på ekologiskt perspektiv och reducerat matsvinn." Thesis, Karlstads universitet, Fakulteten för hälsa, natur- och teknikvetenskap (from 2013), 2016. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-45407.

Palhares, Marcos Fruet. "O impacto do marketing "verde" nas decisões sobre embalagens das cervejarias que operam no Brasil." Universidade de São Paulo, 2003. http://www.teses.usp.br/teses/disponiveis/12/12139/tde-30062006-163805/.

Lundqvist, Alexander, and Henrik Eklund. "Förpackning med förbättrad miljö- och säljaspekt : Ett projekt i samarbete med Primus Sverige AB." Thesis, University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society, 2010. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:his:diva-4393.

This work of examination describes an environmentally oriented product development aimed to develop new packaging with improved environmental and sale aspects of the products from Primus Sweden AB. The report covers the design process from the first collection of facts to the final results with a description of all methods involved in the work. The focus has been on a clear environmental awareness and the report contains a deepening of the concept life cycle assessment (LCA) for product development. In the process, the consumers’ opinions of the brand Primus and environmental profiling formed the basis for the packaging to communicate the right values such as quality, technology, environmental awareness and adventurer’s first choice.

The deepening of the life cycle analysis shows that composting and other alternative treatment of the biological cycle is not possible to implement in a satisfactory way in the design process.

The work results in two final concepts. The first concept consists of a protective packaging made from natural fibres, which are vacuum - thermoformed to produce attractive and unique shapes. The raw material is waste from other industries which otherwise would be of no use. The packaging can be composted but also recycled among cardboard. The second concept is both packaging and commercial product in the form of a seat pad. An outer packaging is thus replaced with a seat pad with the same life span as a Primus stove. The material is recommended to be polyamide 6.6, which can be fully recycled and has qualities that meet all customer requirements. The material can be recycled among other plastics, but a take-back system is recommended to fully recover the properties of materials.

The two concepts follows the Cradle to Cradle philosophy in which polyamide 6.6 is part of the technical life cycle, and the natural fibre is part of the biological life cycle. A clear common layout have been developed to distinguish Primus and their products on the market.

Denna rapport redogör för en miljövänligt inriktad produktutveckling som syftat till att ta fram ny förpackning med förbättrade miljö- och säljaspekter åt Primus Sverige AB:s produkter. Rapporten behandlar designprocessen från den första insamlingen av fakta till slutgiltiga resultat med en beskrivning av alla metoder som involverats i arbetet. Fokus har legat på en tydlig miljömedvetenhet och rapporten innehåller en fördjupning av begreppet livscykelanalys (LCA) för produktutveckling. Under arbetet har konsumenters åsikter om varumärket Primus och miljövänlig profilering legat till grund för att med förpackningarna kommunicera rätt värdeord som kvalitet, teknik, miljömedvetenhet och äventyrarens självklara val.

Fördjupningen i livscykelanalysen visar att kompostering och andra alternativa avfallshanteringar från det biologiska kretsloppet inte går att implementera på tillfredställande sätt i designprocessen.

Arbetet resulterar i två slutkoncept. Ett koncept innebär en skyddande förpackning som tillverkas av naturfiber med vakuum - termoformning för att få fram attraktiva och unika former. Råvaran är avfall från annan industri som annars inte används till något. Förpackningen kan komposteras men även återvinnas i pappåtervinningen. Det andra konceptet är både förpackning och nyttoprodukt i form av ett sittunderlag. En yttre förpackning ersätts således med ett sittunderlag med samma livslängd som ett Primuskök. Materialet rekommenderas vara polyamid 6.6, vilken har möjlighet att återvinnas till 100 % och vars kvaliteter uppfyller alla kundkrav. Materialet kan återvinnas bland annan plast men ett återtagningssystem rekommenderas för att till fullo utnyttja materialets egenskaper.

De två koncepten följer filosofin Cradle to Cradle med polyamid 6.6 som näringsämne i ett tekniskt kretslopp och naturfiber som näringsvärde i ett biologiskt kretslopp. En tydlig gemensam layout för koncepten har tagits fram för att utmärka Primus och deras produkter på marknaden.

Mlejnek, Tomáš. "Reporting udržitelného rozvoje." Master's thesis, Vysoké učení technické v Brně. Fakulta podnikatelská, 2014. http://www.nusl.cz/ntk/nusl-224580.

Pereira, Mariana da Cruz. "Development of biobased composites for the production of more sustainable packaging components." Master's thesis, 2019. https://hdl.handle.net/10216/122172.

Wong, Hung Kun Ken. "The development and evaluation of a 'clean and green' decision-support system for sustainable competitive advantage :." 2005. http://arrow.unisa.edu.au:8081/1959.8/81686.

Khudhurová, Rita. "Uplatnění právní úpravy obalů a obalových odpadů v České republice." Master's thesis, 2014. http://www.nusl.cz/ntk/nusl-330485.

CHLOUPKOVÁ, Magda. "Motivace žáků na 1. stupni ZŠ k environmentálnímu myšlení a chování." Master's thesis, 2007. http://www.nusl.cz/ntk/nusl-86131.

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Seventy-three industry leaders from almost twenty industrial sectors have supported the Antwerp Declaration for a European Industrial Deal , which calls for enhanced competitiveness, sustainability, and resilience for basic industry sectors in Europe in light of economic and political conditions.

The Declaration is the result of European leaders, trade unions, and basic industry players – including Cepi ’s chair Marco Eikelenbloom, vice-chair Ilkka Hämälä, and COBELPA chair Pierre Macharis – coming together at a European Industry Summit in pursuit of clear, predictable, and confident policy for the European industrial landscape. It was then presented to Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission.

Aiming for a revitalized industrial landscape in Europe, the Declaration highlights the importance of dialogue and a ‘strong industrial fabric’ to ensure that a green transition is fair to everyone. It uplifts collaboration as a means of overcoming roadblocks and driving industrial investment in Europe, thus setting the stage for a European Green Deal.

Ten concrete actions are suggested to achieve this goal. Among them are streamlining legislation, simplifying the State Aid framework, and the integration of the EU Industrial Deal into the broader European Strategic Agenda.

It continues to assert that Europe should form strategic partnerships and introduce robust infrastructure to provide accessible and affordable low-carbon energy. Stronger support for EU projects is recommended.

The continent should be self-sufficient when it comes to raw materials, it adds, and must foster demand for sustainability-minded products as well as nurture innovation. In its view, the European Single Market should be uplifted and utilized, while the process of policymaking should encourage investments and develop a cohesive internal structures to implement new rules effectively.

The Declaration’s signatories include representatives from the chemical, pharmaceutical, paper, steel, mining, aluminium, glass, zinc, metals, textiles, refinery, cement, lime, fertilizer, ceramics, industrial gases, and biotech sectors, among others.

A previous joint letter made a similar call for the EU’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation to preserve Europe’s internal market basis so that co-legislators can achieve its environmental and economic objectives.

Yet EUROPEN was one of 100 European packaging industry associations voicing their concern that upcoming policies could fracture the Single Market and disrupt supply chains with a patchwork of nation-specific restrictions.

A third statement noted the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation’s references to ‘state-run producer responsibility organizations’ and advocated for their removal – cautioning that their inclusion could open legal loopholes and threaten the EU’s recycling targets and decarbonization goals.

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