December 2021 E-Newsletter
International Association of Packaging Research Institutes

Wishes to the IAPRI Packaging Community

After almost two full years of Covid and the new variants we need to be aware of the impact on each of us. At home, at work, around town and within our social and work communities. It is our sincere hope that we will be able to be together in June at the IAPRI World Conference in Thailand. We need to continue to stay strong and support each other and IAPRI. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we wish you a much improved 2022.

50th Anniversary

New growth and new priorities: IAPRI since 2000
The concluding section of our three-part history of IAPRI over the 50 years of its existence focuses on the two decades since the millennium.


IAPRI World Conference Extends Due Dates for Abstract and Papers
The dates for general stream abstract submission and Peer Reviewed papers have been extend, but it is important to get them submitted.

Applications for the 2022-2023 IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship sponsored by PepsiCo are being accepted.
Established in 2012 the IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship supports research undertaken by students from an IAPRI member organization by enabling them to travel to another IAPRI member institute to further conduct their research work.

IAPRI Developing a New Community of Practice for Packaging Education
If you are working at an IAPRI member university involved in Packaging Education you should join this new Community of Practice.

IAPRI Announces a new Project Working Group to Develop a Media Strategy
IAPRI has relatively little social media presence currently, with a Twitter account and a LinkedIn account which are really mostly ineffective and rarely used. The Board of Directors knows the importance of IAPRI supporting and maintaining the networking among the researchers and educators who are our members. Social media is of critical importance, especially for the younger and upcoming generation of members. So we have established a new Working Group.

Research News

TU-Delft conducts consumer research on reuse systems
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands, has been carrying out direct, qualitative consumer research to gauge attitudes to – and interaction with – instore dispensing systems and reusable packaging.

Member News

WPO Sustainability position paper written by the Vice President Sustainability & Save Food
The first WPO Sustainability position paper written by the Vice President Sustainability & Save Food, Nerida Kelton. This important report has been developed from the country reports that were provided for the Sustainability & Save Food working group meeting held in November.

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