Sustainability Roadmap For The Packaging Industry

Ep 1 – Sustainability Roadmap For The Packaging Industry With Dr. Prasad Modak

Packaging 360 is proud to present Dr. Prasad Modak, Executive President; Environmental Management Centre (EMC) as our guest in our inaugural episode of Packaging Talks. In this episode, Dr. Modak shares his insights into the various aspects of Sustainability & Circular Economy. He reflects on the learnings during the pandemic & provides a direction for brand owners to adopt Design for Sustainability (D4S) strategy to develop truly sustainable packaging structures, which will have least impact on the environment.

Key point shared by Dr Prasad Modak shares in this episode:
  • Reflects on learning during the pandemic
  • Adoption of Design for Sustainability by brands imperative
  • LCA tool for impact assessment
  • All Stakeholders should work in synergy
  • Science based approach to Sustainability & Circular Economy

About Dr. Prasad Modak

Dr. Prasad Modak holds B. Tech (Civil Engg), M. Tech (Environmental Science and Engg) from IIT Bombay and Doctor of Engg. (Environmental Engg) from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok

Dr. Modak was a Professor at Centre for Environmental Science & Engineering at IIT Bombay (1984-1994) and later as Professor (Adjunct) at the Center for Technology Alternatives in Rural Areas (CTARA) (2009-2017). Currently he runs a strategic consulting company – Environmental Management Centre LLP (since 1995) and directs a not for profit NGO Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation (since 2012).

Dr. Modak has worked with almost all key UN, multi-lateral and bi-lateral developmental institutions in the world. These include the World Bank, IFC, Asian Development Bank, European Investment Bank, UNEP, UNIDO, UNDP etc. Apart from Government of India and various State Governments, Dr Modak’s advice is sought by Governments of Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Mauritius, Thailand and Vietnam.

Dr. Modak has published books with UN University, Oxford University Press, UNEP and Centre for Environmental Education in India. His latest book “Environmental Management Towards Sustainability” was released in December 2017 with CRC Press.

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Dr.R.Rangaprasad is a polymer & packaging professional with over 25 years experience. He has served as Consultant at Indian Institute of Packaging Mumbai & as Director at SIES School of Packaging / Packaging Technology Centre. Between 1995 & 2007, He was associated with Product Application & Research Center of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). He has also conducted training & knowledge workshops at leading FMCG companies in the area of design of polyolefin materials for packaging sector.

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