Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Ethical and Sustainable Competencies

Fact-based decision making


Learning outcomes

Once you have completed the study unit you will

The ability to describe the environmental
footprint of different packaging materials
Ability to identify technical innovations made
within packaging development (knowledge)
Ability to name and describe methods to reduce the
environmental impact of packaging and packaging
logistics (knowledge)
Ability to design a sustainable packaging (skill)
Ability to apply the waste hierarchy model in
prioritizing sustainable packaging options (skill)
A critical approach in evaluating the
environmental impact of the packaging (attitude)

Course contents

Packaging logistics
The packaging and the impact on the environment
The waste hierarchy
Packaging design, eco-labels, standardisations
and certifications
Environmental legislation and organisati

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to logistics.

Recommended or required reading

Pålsson, Henrik. 2018. Packaging logistics.
Understanding and managing the economic and
environmental impacts of packaging in supply
chains. Kogan Page. ISBN 9780749481711
Tom Szaky. 2019. The Future of Packaging. From
Linear to Circular. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
ISBN 9781523095520.
Alan McKinnon, Michael Browne, Anthony Whiteing,
Maja Piecyk, 2015. Green logistics. Improving the
environmental sustainability of logistics. Kogan
Page Limited

Study activities

  • Lectures - 31 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 50 hours
  • Individual studies - 44 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should receive at
least 50 points of the maximum 100 points in the
Examination 1: Written exam, maximum 50 points
Examination 2: Group assignment, maximum 40
Examination 3: Individual, written assignment, max
10 points

1-49 points equal to fail
50-59 points equal to 1
60-69 points equal to 2
70-79 points equal to 3
80-89 points equal to 4
90-100 points equal to 5


Adlercreutz Erica


Adlercreutz Erica

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2022-12-21 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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