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.
Dr. R. Rangaprasad, is currently Business Head, Packaging 360, a Mumbai based knowledge service provider vertical under Catalyzing New Technology (CNT) Expositions & Services LLP. Packaging 360 is a comprehensive knowledge sharing ecosystem for the Indian packaging industry (www.packaging360.in).
Dr. R. Rangaprasad is a chemical technologist by training having earned his Ph.D. (Tech) degree from UDCT (now ICT) in 1992.