With the growing concern on environmental issues, many companies are developing research studies to reduce its negative effects on the environment and become more sustainable. Packaging has been one of the most significant issues of concern because of its environmental impact and end-of-life cycle. The overall goal of this project is to quantify how packaging material selection plays a key role in developing sustainable practices in industry. This study will evaluate the importance of the selection of materials during the packaging design process and focus on the effects of material decisions in the life cycle of the package. In particular, it will focus on the development of the packaging material briefs for a major integrated international retailer, which attempts to provide a tool that consolidates environmental data about materials used for packaging, allowing those involved to make better decisions on packaging solutions.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Packaging--Materials; Packaging--Environmental aspects; Sustainable design
Department, Program, or Center
Packaging Science (CAST)
Parra, Susan, "Guidelines for Material Selection for Sustainable Packaging Solutions" (2008). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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