The AIP will be running a new Certified Compostable Packaging Training Course on the 10 of November and all of industry is invited to attend.  

How do you select the right package to brand and protect your product, deliver it right through to your consumer, and then enable the package to be beneficially recovered? Increasingly your choice here might include a compostable pack.

Certified Compostable packaging is a potential solution to meet aspects of the 2025 National Packaging Targets, so it is vital that it is considered together with the other desirable outcomes – reusability and recyclability, as our overall aim is to achieve greater circularity for packaging. Selecting the wrong pack, or not considering all aspects, can cause major issues downstream at the package recovery phase.

This course will provide some insights to explore the decision-making process, to firstly confirm that compostable packaging is the right format for the product and if so, assist in the appropriate selection. You will then gain an understanding of the necessary consumer actions and infrastructure that is essential to ensure compostable packaging can be recovered once discarded, so that it has a positive environmental impact in its various end uses.

Course Objectives:

  • Let’s start with ‘why’? Have we firstly taken steps to reduce the packaging, then considered re-use options? Can recycling provide circularity? Certified Compostable packaging needs to be assessed as part of the whole waste hierarchy.
  • Gain an understanding of how to define compostable packaging and the importance of the ABA verification program for certifications – AS4736 and AS5810.
  • Learn why terms like degradable and biodegradable, without reference to certifications, are meaningless and must be avoided.
  • Consider that all components of a compostable package need to be compostable, e.g. inks/coatings.
  • Get the background on why oxy-degradable/fragmentable plastics will be phased out.
  • Understand the importance of ABA logos on-pack to guide consumer awareness of the correct disposal method.
  • Gain awareness of why not all bioplastics, e.g. plastics from renewable resources are compostable.
  • Explore what happens to Certified compostable packaging and the processes used in Commercial Composting, whether it arrives via a kerbside Food Organics/Garden Organics (FOGO) bin, or from food service.
  • Get a snap shot of some of the certified compostable packaging available today and ways that it may shape the future.

* Speakers at the Webinar 

Ms Sara Guerrini
Strategic Planning and Corporate Communication
Novamont SpA, Italy

Mr François de Bie, Chairman,
European Bioplastics Association, Germany

Dr Ramani Narayan, Distinguished Professor,
Michigan State University,
Fellow, U.S. National Academy of Inventors & ASTM International and
Scientific Advisor, Biodegradable Products Institute , USA

Mr Abhijit Shah
Vice President
SKYi FKuR Biopolymers Pvt Ltd

Mr Mr Eike Langenberg
Technical Sales Manager
FKuR Kunststoff GmbH, Germany

Dr Sunder Balakrishnan, Managing Director,
Natur-Tec, India & USA

Mr Derek Atkinson,
Total-Corbion PLA bv, Netherlands & Thailand.

Mr Rowan Williams, President,
Australasian Bioplastics Association
and Regional Market Development Manager,
BASF BioPolymersAustralia

Mr Anindya Mukherjee, Co-Founder | Executive Board Member,
Global Organisation for PHA ( Go!PHA ) , USA & Europe

 Mr. Chakravarthi AVPS
WPO Global Ambassador
Board member, Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council, Govt of India
Managing Director, Ecobliss India Pvt Limited
World Packaging Organisation, HQ Austria & India

Mr Daniel Ganz, Global Product Manager – BioPlastics,
Sukano AG, Switzerland

Mr Chandrakant Salunkhe, President, 
Packaging Industry Association of India

Mr Udo Mühlbauer, Head of  R & D & PLA Technology,
Uhde Inventa-Fischer GmbH, Germany

Dr Neelesh Shukla, Senior Scientist,
Aditya Birla Science and Technology CompanyIndia

Mr Abeedin Adulphakdee, Marketing Analyst, 
PTT MCC BioChem Company Ltd, Thailand

Mr Massimo Veronelli, Global Commercial Director – Green Economy,
AutoTech – Sirmax India, India & Italy

Mr Siwarutt Boonyarattanakalin, Ph.D., Assistant Innovation Director

  Tuangporn Tukomane, Ph.D., Senior Regional Sales Manager
SMS Corporation Co., Ltd, Thailand

* Speakers may change at the time of the event. Few more Speakers to confirm.

AORA is thrilled to launch the program for the AORA 2021 Annual Conference – Pathways to Sustainable Growth, taking place from 15 – 17 June at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

The Conference Program Committee have gathered a high calibre group of local and international experts who will be sharing their experiences, projects and practical information, including:

  • Jeff Lowenfels, Author – The Teaming Series Books on Organic Growing (USA), Dr Jeff Baldock, Soil Scientist and Aurel Lübke, Compost Systems (Austria)
  • Hon Trevor Evans MP, Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management to open the conference Wed 16 June.
  • Poster Presentations featuring the case studies and the latest industry research within the Trade Exhibition
  • Sessions looking at carbon, international practices, collection systems, food and garden organics, engagement, and application of recycled organics in agriculture to name just a few.
  • Live equipment demonstrations – see grinders, screens, turners and other equipment in operation, compare models and meet with suppliers all in the one place
  • Networking – connect with industry colleagues during the conference and at the Networking Event and Gala Dinner

Click here to view the Program

The AORA Annual Conference is the principal conference in Australia for the recycled organics industry. Each conference is a forum for education, discussion and networking related to Organics Recycling. It is also an opportunity to celebrate outstanding achievements in the industry.

The AORA Annual Conference features workshops, presentations, social functions and an equipment demonstration day. This is an opportunity to network with industry leaders and gain insight to the latest achievements in the Organics Recycling Industry.

The first AORA conference was held in 2013 in Sydney and is now run annually, rotating the location around each mainland state of Australia.

The “10th World Congress on Biopolymers & Bioplastics” will take place on August 03-04, 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland and includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions.

Biopolymers are chain-like molecules made up of repeating chemical blocks and can be very long in length. Depending on the nature of the repeating unit they are made of polysaccharides, proteins of amino acids, and nucleic acids of nucleotides. The studies are more concerned to Green Composites, Biopolymer Feed Stock Challenges, Biofibers & Microbial Cellulose, Biomaterials and Bioplastics. Advanced studies are being made to improvise developments in Biopolymer Technology, Waste Management, pharmaceutical and biomedical applications, Biodegrade ability, and many more.