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RMIT University, Centre for Design


GPO Box 2476

Melbourne 3001

Victoria, Australia

Street Address

124 LaTrobe Sreet, Melbourne


Dr Karli Verghese (Program Director, Sustainable Products and Packaging)

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Dr Karli Verghese (Program Director, Sustainable Products and Packaging)

Dr Enda Crossin (Program Director, Life Cycle Assessment)


+61 3 9925 9080

RMIT University's Centre for Design (CfD) undertakes research, consulting, and capacity building in the field of sustainability. The Sustainable Products and Packaging and Life Cycle Assessment research teams of CfD are located within theSchool of Architecture and Design at RMIT University in Melbourne. RMIT University is one of Australia's largest Universities and is considered a leader in technology,design, global business, communication, global communities, health solutions and urban sustainable futures.



IAPRI 2018

The 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging will take place between 19-22 June in Zhuhai, China. It is hosted by Jinan University and Hunan University of Technology. For more information please click here

Latest News

IAPRI Extends the Deadline for the PepsiCo Student Exchange Scholarship for Research

IAPRI is pleased to announce that PepsiCo is sponsoring the 2018-2019 IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship.

PepsiCo had stated this in support of the Scholarship: 'We believe this scholarship will provide a deserving student the critical skills and research experience in the field of packaging, needed for a successful career in a packaging or a consumer products company.'

The scholarship is $7,000 and 6 months with the objective of graduate students travel to a member organisation to undertake research that will enhance their work. We have a number of members who are interested in hosting students and we will help applicants contact potential hosts.

The deadline for submissions has beem extended until the 19th of March 2018. Full details will be found at