Packaging and environment reduce the contamination

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Marion Launay BA (Hons) International Business Management Walter Fraser Packaging and environment: reduce the contamination APRIL 2009 City Campus



STUDENT N° 08023423 Dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the BA (HONS) INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Of Northumbria University


I declare thefollowing: (1) that the material contained in this dissertation is the end result of my own work and that due acknowledgement has been given in the bibliography and references to ALL sources be they printed, electronic or personal. (2) the word count of this dissertation is (3) that unless this dissertation has been confirmed as confidential, I agree to an entire electronic copy or sections of thedissertation to being placed on Blackboard, if deemed appropriate, to allow future students the opportunity to see examples of past dissertations. I understand that if displayed on Blackboard it would be made available for no longer than five years and those students would be able to print off copies or download. The authorship would remain anonymous. (4) I agree to my dissertation being submitted toa plagiarism detection service, where it will be stored in a database and compared against work submitted from this or any other School or from other institutions using the service. In the event of the service detecting a high degree of similarity between content within the service this will be reported back to my supervisor and second marker, who may decide to undertake further investigationwhich may ultimately lead to disciplinary actions, should instances of plagiarism be detected. (5) I have read the University Policy Statement on Ethics in Research and Consultancy and I declare that the ethical issues have been considered and taken into account in this research. Signed: Date:



Marion Launay BA (Hons)International Business Management Walter Fraser Packaging an environment: reduce the contamination




The environment became a collective concern and an important parameter in the strategy packaging of companies and its sustainable development. The waste management and the recycling represent today anincontrovertible step in the life cycle of packaging. Today, new tendencies appear and the consumer is more and more aware to the environment. Companies should to adapt her strategy to answer to the new expectations. The eco-design answers to this expectations and allows companies to be in order with the authorities. The first part of this report introduces the notion of packaging, the use, thefunction, its lifecycle. This report also examines this concept of eco-design, and the different solutions set up by the companies to have a strategy in relation with the sustainable development. The study highlights the mean of communication setting up by the authorities and the companies. This research comprised of a questionnaire and an interview, allows having two points of views. In first, with thequestionnaire where the behaviour in relation with the environment of the consumer is analyse. In second, with the interview where the eco-conception and a sustainable development strategy are underline. Findings conclude that the environment is a common problem, and all the actors are concerned by the environmental issues.



Firstly I would like to thank my tutor WalterFraser for his advice, help, and guidance throughout my project, and also my Mr Kazan, the director of the IUT of Aix en Provence who authorised me to spend this year at Northumbria University. Thank you also to Sebastien Voisin to give me the opportunity to leave this experience in Newcastle. Without its help, nothing would have been possible. I would like thank my family, my father and my...
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