The course is included in these curricula and study modules
Type of course
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Recommended year of study
Total number of ECTS
The aim of the course is for the student to understand the concept of sustainable packaging and to understand the environmental consequences of the product packaging. The student knows a few means to develop the sustainability of the packaging and technical innovations made in the area.
At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to understand the role of the packaging in sustainable development and some methods to decrease the environmental impact.
The packaging and the impact on the environment Different kind of packages Packaging design, eco-labels, standardizations and certificates Environmental legislation and organisations
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.
- 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
- Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
- Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
To pass the course the student should receive at least 50 points of the maximum 100 points in the course. Examination 1: Written exam, maximum 50 points (at least 20 points required) Examination 2: Personal portfolio, maximum 50 points (at least 25 points required) 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
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Assignments valid until
12 months after course has ended
- 2021-05-18 - Exams
- Date will be announced later - Reports and productions