Life Cycle Assessments
18 December 2014
A crucial part of the Plastic Project has involved gaining and
sharing knowledge about best practice within the areas of recycling
and prevention of plastic waste.
Where relevant Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies have been
conducted, which have been used for various purposes,
- For convincing stakeholders about the benefits of designing in
a "green" way
- As a sort of documentation for companies to use for
- As a way of developing environmentally sound arguments about a
proposal e.g. when arguing for substituting one material or product
The LCA's were either initiated based on discussions within a
forum, or as a spin-off to another activity or demo-project.
LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
This LCA was conducted in collaboration with a Master thesis
student from the Technical University of Denmark. The aim of the
study was to compare the environmental impact of the current
Sticks'n Sushi with three alternative scenarios.
The LCA quantifies the environmental benefits of collecting
post-consumer packaging with the purpose of recycling and
Find the report
Environmental assessment of the benefits of recycling used paint
buckets, instead of incinerating them as hazardous waste.
The LCA quantifies the environmental benefits of collecting and
cleaning hazardous post-consumer plastic products with the purpose
of recycling instead of energy recovery.
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EAT food programme
In this report the environmental impact of the current waste
management scheme of the packaging generated by the EAT programme
was compared to an alternative scenario, with a reusable
The LCA quantifies the environmental benefits of designing food
packaging with the purpose of preventing plastic waste by
the report here.