Nerida Kelton

Nerida Kelton is the Executive Director for the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), Vice President Sustainability & Save Food and the ANZ Board member for the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).
She has worked in the Packaging industry for over 23 years, is the lead for the Save Food Packaging Consortium project within the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre and was the packaging representative on the Department of Environment and Energy's National Food Waste Strategy Steering Committee.

Nerida is passionate about educating the industry on the important role that packaging plays in minimising Food Waste and how designing Save Food Packaging can make a difference. She is also one of the creators of the annual Xmas Foodbank hamper program which is designed to help those who are vulnerable and in need. The volunteer program has packed over 12,000 hampers to the value of over $1 Million AUD over the last 10 years.

Nerida is also committed to helping educate and train packaging professionals in the importance of sustainable and circular packaging design and recognising best practice in this area.

Let’s get Smart about Packaging

Let’s get Smart about Packaging

Active Packaging provides functionality to extend shelf life and actively changes the condition of the packed food when additives are incorporated into the substrates, or inside of the packaging. Depending on the required outcome the additives release, or absorb, into the packed food, or surrounding environment, to not only improve shelf life but also quality, safety and sensory traits of the food.

Life Cycle Assessment

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) can guide Sustainable Packaging Design

Environmental impact categories can include carbon/greenhouse gas emissions, water depletion, mineral consumption, land transformation, eutrophication, toxicity, and many more and can be undertaken through a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
This assessment by Nerida Kelton looks holistically at environmental impacts of products, and associated packaging, from raw materials, to production, through to household, and then at end-of-life.

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