Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

In this study unit the focus lies on the following

Ethical and sustainable competency
Fact-based decision making competency
Resilience competency

SDG's in focus:

#9: Industry, Innovation and infrastructure
#12: Responsible consumption and production
#13: Climate action

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this study unit:

you are able to describe the environmental
footprint of
different packaging materials. (Knowledge)

You are able to name legislation and identify
technical innovations
within packaging development. (Knowledge)

You are able to name and describe methods to
reduce the
environmental impact of packaging and packaging

You are able to design a sustainable packaging.

You are able to apply the waste hierarchy model in
prioritizing sustainable packaging options.

You can apply a critical approach in evaluating
environmental impact of the packaging. (Approach)

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 organisatipn

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to logistics approved

Additional information

Introduction lecture and guest lectures are

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 pass the
compulsory elements of the course and receive
at least 50 points of the maximum 100 points in
the course.In addition, the student should receive
at least 25 points from the exam.

Examination 1: Written exam, maximum 50 points
Examination 2: Group assignment, maximum 40
Examination 3: Individual, written assignment, max
5 points
Examination 4: Quiz max 5 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


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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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