A new course developed by The Sustainable Packaging Coalition®
Part of the full Essentials of Sustainable Packaging Training Program
The Essentials of Material Health is an overview of how the materials used in packaging can affect human health and the environment, with an emphasis on how companies can take action to choose safer materials. The course highlights public perceptions of material health in packaging and examines how some companies are making changes in response to consumer awareness. Key terms are explained before discussing select regulations and legislation related to chemicals in packaging. Giving context to compliance, the course then delves into why a more proactive approach in selecting safer packaging materials may be beneficial to companies. The course also reviews examples and strategies for designing packaging with considerations for material health that support a circular economy. Finally, the Essentials of Material Health looks at tools companies can use to manage chemicals in their supply chains and select safer alternatives to hazardous materials.
Course length: 1 hour and 25 minutes
After taking this course, the Learner will be able to:
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The Essentials of Material Health is included in the online subscription to The Essentials of Sustainable Packaging.
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