ISTA's Responsible Packaging by Design (RPbD) Guide
How do you take sustainability considerations into account when designing packaging solutions? The Responsible Packaging by Design (RPbD) Guide is now available to help you. The RPbD Guide is a step-by-step process management standard for the design, testing, and qualification of responsible packaging that meets industry, consumer, and regulatory expectations. It has been developed by industry leaders and vetted by companies, NGOs, and government experts.
“Until now, there hasn’t been a single, unified standard
that would ensure that everyone is on the same page, meeting all of
the applicable industry and package functional requirements while
taking into consideration all the new sustainability initiatives that
have been introduced in the past decade. But now there is.”
The process provides a framework and guidance for evaluating
two or more different packages to:
The protocol provides a data-driven procedure for analyzing packaging systems throughout the life cycle. Eight steps guide the package designer in a Stage-Gate Process, with each stage accompanied by a template to help users gather data and navigate the process.
To learn how to get the RPbD Guide, see below. More information about the RPbD Guide and its underlying processes can be found in the Powerpoint presentation at this link: http://ista.org/forms/ISTA_RPbDGuide_Intro.pdf
In conjunctions with the RPbD Guide, ISTA offers a RPbD training program with a Professional Certificate of Training for those who are interested in learning how to implement the process in their company. Whether you’re seeking to test the waters, committed to implementing the program, or desiring to obtain a professional certificate, the RPbD training program can help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to build your company’s reputation as an environmentally and socially conscious corporate citizen – and drive profitability. A full day in-person session followed by a half day web meeting is available. Contact ISTA Headquarters for available dates or to request that a training program be held at your company.
How to Get the RPbD Guide
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