A day’s work is improving packaging on a national scale. As a packaging engineer I focus on creating packaging that is both appealing to customers and protects the product in transit. My job is a blend of marketing where I get to be creative and make sure that the packaging draws in customers, as well as engineering where I have to understand the barrier properties of all types of packaging materials. Above all else I focus on sustainability within packaging. I work daily to explore new innovations in sustainability to reduce the carbon footprint that online shopping can cause. Whether that is increasing the use of recycled material in new packaging, or creating new uses for used packaging. Packaging engineering is a field that has a massive impact on our environment, yet it's relatively unknown!