Environmental Impact Guide - Ecolean - a lighter approach to packaging

Environmental Impact Guide

Choose your package and learn more about its environmental impact from cradle to gate.

This means the impact from raw materials, production and packaging until the ready-to-fill, pre-converted packages are about to leave the Ecolean gate in Helsingborg, Sweden. Now will their journey to the filling at the customer’s site start.


ECOLEAN® AIR ASEPTIC 250ml

weight:
6.5 g
other impact categories:
  • GWP fossil: 11.92 g CO2 eq
  • GWP biogenic: 1.99 g CO2 eq
  • GWP LUC: 0.01 g CO2 eq
  • AP: 0.08 g SO2 eq
  • EP: 0.02 g PO4 eq
  • POCP: 0.05 g NMVOC eq

GWP total13.92gg CO₂ eq/package

Cradle to gate

g CO₂ eq/package

Ecolean production
2.46 g

Raw material
11.45 g



CRADLE TO GATE INCLUDES:

  • Impact from raw material production and transportation
  • Impact from transport packaging
  • Impact from Ecolean production
  • Converting/forming of packages
  • Sterilization of Ecolean® Air Aseptic
  • Ready-to-fill packages at the Ecolean gate


Composition

Polyolefins
63%

Barrier layer
3%

Filler and pigment
34%

Method

The results are taken from Ecolean Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for packages for chilled and ambient distribution. The EPDs follow the Product Category Rules (PCR) for 2017-05 Closable Flexible Plastic Packaging v1.11 as well as the principles and procedures of ISO 14025:2006. Ecolean’s EPD documents are independently verified and registered based on verified life-cycle assessment (LCA according ISO 14040 and 14044) data in accordance with the International EPD® System.

The impact from raw materials is equal to the upstream process in the EPDs and include all production processes for raw materials used in the packaging production and raw materials for transport packaging.

The result for the Ecolean production is equal to the core process as described in the EPD. The result include impact from transportation of raw materials to the Ecolean production site, manufacturing of the ready-to-fill packages, wound on reels. The reels are covered by plastic wrapping and placed on wooden pallets. The core process also includes waste treatment for production waste and impacts due to the production of electricity and fuels used in the production process. The production of Ecolean packages (primary packaging) is located in Helsingborg, Sweden.

For full environmental data and more detailed description of the studied system please see the Ecolean Environmental Product Declarations at The International EPD® System website:

Ecolean® Air Aseptic packages for ambient distribution 
Ecolean® Air packages for chilled distribution