Ecoprofile of Tyvek® shipping packaging

Posted by Benjamin Canaguier
Type: 
Full LCA not available on the web
Comparative: 
yes
Publication year: 
2009
Language: 
English
Code: 
Office Equipment/Furniture
Code: 
Package/Container (not paper specific)
Code: 
Paper Products/Inks
Code: 
Services
Product: 
shipping packaging
Quality and sources
Is the study a: 
Detailed LCA
Is the study compliant with ISO 14044?: 
Yes
Sponsor name(s): 
DuPont de Nemours
Sponsor type: 
Company
Practitioner(s): 
BIO Inteligence Service
Practitioner(s) type: 
Consultant

Tyvek® production is responsible for between 63% and 95% of the total impacts through the whole life cycle on primary energy consumption, global warming potential and ozone layer depletion potential.
The comparisons between potential environmental impacts of 1000 mail packages for each of the three indicators chosen: primary energy consumption, global warming potential and ozone layer depletion potential, shows the Tyvek®-based packaging environmental advantages compared to classical paper or cardboard- based materials.

Action to limit shipping package environmental footprint :

  • CHOOSE an appropriate shipping packaging and AVOID over packaging
  • REUSE your shipping packaging
  • RECYCLE your shipping packages
Manufacturing impact(s): 
Global warming
Abiotic ressouces depletion
Manufacturing impact level: 
High
End of life impact(s): 
Global warming
End of life impact level: 
Medium
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