Long term sustainable product development at the packaging sector

Thomas Woods, Wai Ming Cheung, Roger Penlington, Kevin Hilton

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This paper outlines the importance of sustainable product developments and their role in securing a sustainable future through current practices and procedures. It discusses the difficulties faced within organisations through the complexities and swamping of regulations when considering sustainability and the problems in policing such a system to ensure compliance. Focus is centred on the design stage, where large numbers of standards and interests must be factored in to create specifications that are highly compliant. Where there is a limited understanding of the complexities that are presented at this stage, less optimum specifications will be dispatched. This presents the need to think strategically with new systems and approaches which adapt to company behaviour, where decisions that are made at a design stage have impacts up and down the supply chain, changes that are made must be in line with company strategic objectives and provide influential returns on investment.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2011
Event9th International Conference on Manufacturing Research - Glasgow Caledonian University
Duration: 6 Sept 2011 → …


Conference9th International Conference on Manufacturing Research
Period6/09/11 → …


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