Extension studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

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.

Learning outcomes

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.

Course contents

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.

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 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


Adlercreutz Erica


Fabricius Susanna

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2021-05-18 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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