15-ME4211 - Introduction • A packaging serves to fulfill...

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Unformatted text preview: Introduction • A packaging serves to fulfill the following: The challenge is to fulfill all the above functions while making minimum damage to the environment: Questions that arise: What impact does packaging have on the environment? How can we design packaging better to minimise the effect on the environment? ME4211 Development of Green Products 1 UPK / MECH Introduction: Trends in Packaging Market Source: Dexia AM (https://www.dexia-am.com/) ME4211 Development of Green Products 2 UPK / MECH Modern Packaging: Materials ME4211 Development of Green Products 3 UPK / MECH Current Trends • Efforts in reducing packaging § § § • Can reduce the exploitation of non-renewable raw materials Need to consider the likelihood of product damage Aim to get the correct balance between primary (sales), secondary (grouping) and tertiary (transport) packaging Sustainable use of packaging materials § § § Reuse of packaging Increased use of recycled material for product packaging Use of renewable materials for packaging ME4211 Development of Green Products 4 UPK / MECH ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ME ME4211 taught by Professor Dr.a.vyas during the Winter '11 term at NYU Poly.

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