LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA)
A LCA analysis will help you evaluate the environmental footprint of your packaging across its life cycle, and identify how to improve its environmental performance.
Sometimes, obvious changes like light-weighing for example could be seen as a straight forward sustainable benefit: less packaging= less environment footprint. However, if you look at the complete supply chain, less packaging could lead to a worst product protection and therefore more waste, which might have a greater negative impact than the light-weighing benefit.
LCA can ensure that environmental benefits are not off-set by negative impacts throughout the life cycle of the product.
It can also be used to explore different packaging scenarios to compare them and make knowledgeable solutions. Results can also be translated into positive Marketing claims or be communicated to your stakeholders (Customers, consumers, employees…).
Once you define your specific needs, I can perform packaging LCA’s and recommend the best way forward.