In order to map the environmental impact of your packaging, MPR&S uses a number of tools including our software Simapro.
This allows us to draw up an LCA (life cycle analysis, or cradle to grave analysis) to determine the environmental impact of a product or its packaging throughout its life cycle, i.e. from extraction of raw materials, production, transport, use and disposal.
Information from an LCA can be used:
- to determine where in a chain the greatest environmental impact occurs.
- to compare packaging (materials) during the design phase or when optimising your packaging.
- as a basis for labels, ‘green marketing’ or information to the customer.