An analyisis of lifecycle assesment in packaging for food and beverage applications

The report, produced under the Life Cycle Initiative - a joint organisation of UNEP and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) - summarizes the results of a project designed to consolidate outcomes of existing research on the environmental performance of packaging, namely LCA studies, in order to demonstrate the value of applying LCAs to evaluate environmental impacts for food and beverage packaging.

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Link retrieved/verified on: 02/03/2016

Organisation: United Nations Environment Programme Visit this organisation's home page

Organisation type: Other

Charge for usage of this resource: None - free

Main area addressed by this resource: Alternative pack formats, Comparative tools, Environment, Materials, Recycling, Sustainability, Waste reduction

Information type: Downloadable PDF

Geographical scope: Global

Level of detail: Detailed


Packaging types:

Product/sector focus: Beverages, Food & drink, Food only, Soft drinks

Design topics: LCA (life-cycle assessment)

Latest developments:

End of life: Composting, Environment, Recovery, Recycling, Reuse, Waste prevention


Audience: Designers, Manufacturers, Those interested in environment, Those who spec packaging


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