Comparative LCA on Plastic Packaging

Posted by Benjamin Canaguier
Type: 
Full LCA not available on the web
Comparative: 
yes
Publication year: 
2005
Language: 
English
Code: 
Package/Container (not paper specific)
Product: 
plastic bottle
Quality and sources
Is the study a: 
Detailed LCA
Was a critical review performed?: 
No
Practitioner(s): 
Britta Lehmann ; Francisco Vilaplana ; Emma Strömberg ; Widad Suliman ; Laura Rodriguez Cerrato
Summary
Functional unit: 
1 kg of plastic
Goal and scope of the summary: 
In this LCA we are taking into account the entire life-cycle of the bottles, from the raw material (oil) to the moment they loose totally their value (landfilling). Recycling and energy recovery of the bottles are therefore included in the study, since these operations revalue the product. The material production phase includes the extraction of the raw materials as well as the materials manufacture, which is the processing of the raw materials into intermediate materials. This phase also includes transportation of raw materials to the location where they are processed into intermediate materials. The transportation of the collected and recycled materials is included in the waste management phase. Geographical boundaries Sweden is the geographical limit in this LCA.
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