Designing a Sustainable Packaging

Lecturer(s): Michelle SALVIA, Catherine GIRAUD-MAINAND
Course ⋅ 16 hPW ⋅ 8 hAutonomy ⋅ 4 h


To make students aware of the interests of eco-design: why eco-design? how to eco-design? with what method? how to get all the collaborators and the parties involved to adhere?

Discover the tools of eco-design and life cycle analysis

Learn how to collect data and evaluate environmental impacts through the prism of packaging, an emblematic and paradoxical product of our consumer society.

Understand what a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) approach is and the regulatory obligations of companies.


Ecodesign, design, life cycle assessment, packaging, circular economy, sustainable development, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)


• The packaging market • Packaging materials • Introduction to Ecodesign • Introduction to LCA (Life Cycle Analysis) • Introduction to design thinking • Responsible marketing and communication • Visit to a recycling center and participation in the INFINEO student competition with other schools of complementary skills with presentation in front of a jury of professionals

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to combine economic, environmental and societal factors.
  • Ability to rank complex data such as different environmental impacts
  • Ability to make choices quickly based on these data and to support them
  • Ability to federate and convince of the merits of these choices


0.6 : knowledge (test : quiz); 0.4 : : know-how (reports, oral presentations (tutorials, student competition))