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THE LCA CENTRE REVEALS THE ACTUAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF PACKAGING

To Alpha Packaging International, sustainability is an extremely important issue. A good understanding of the environmental impact of our products is indispensable to this. Our collaboration with The LCA Centre enables us to further fine-tune our sustainability policy and puts us in an even better position to provide you with objective information about our products. Below you can read all about this collaboration.

As Alpha Packaging International, we want to offer our customers as much added value as possible. For this reason, we will always consider things from the perspective of your situation. We are in a position to give you the best advice, from a concept for your packaging all the way through to distribution.

Sustainable production

If you would like insight into the environmental impact of our packaging, then we can include this information in our recommendations. After all, we’re living in a world that cannot do without packaging, but at the same time Alpha Packaging International, just like you, would like to protect this world as best we can. So on the one hand, we look for solutions for you to make sure that we are producing our packaging as sustainably as possible, while on the other hand we look for opportunities to inform you more effectively and broadly about the implications that our packaging may have for the environment.

Objective analyses from The LCA Centre

To be able to achieve this, we have entered into a collaboration with The LCA Centre. The LCA Centre is the specialist that examines packaging and disposables closely, and analyses the consequences for the environment objectively and across an extremely broad spectrum. They do so based on their 150 years of experience in packaging and disposables, the raw materials required for these and the production processes used.

Life Cycle Assessment

The LCA Centre combines a thorough knowledge of various environmental sciences to arrive at its analyses. The analyses are done based on a life cycle assessment (LCA). This LCA method identifies and quantifies the extraction and consumption of raw materials, energy consumption, the waste produced and the emissions released into the environment during the entire lifecycle of a product.

Making responsible choices

The LCA Centre has developed special software that it uses to objectively compare the environmental impact of various packaging and disposables. This is very important because the analysis takes into account all the various aspects involved: from raw material extraction up to and including waste processing. For instance, a packaging type that may seem extremely eco-friendly at first sight – for example a certain kind of paper bag – may fall by the wayside in the LCA comparison because of the way it is made or distributed. So this comparison is a powerful tool for making responsible choices when it comes to your packaging.

Recommended by the European Commission

The fact that the method that The LCA Centre uses is currently the best way to determine the environmental impact of packaging and disposables is supported by the European Commission. They state as much literally in a report on ‘Integrated Product Policy’ (COM (2003) 302).

Alpha Packaging International is consequently very pleased about its collaboration with The LCA Centre. They can provide you and ourselves with the essential information we need about the impact of packaging on the environment. This enables us to make increasingly more sustainable choices together, to ensure that our beautiful planet is protected.

Do you have questions about our sustainability policy or about our collaboration with The LCA Centre? Then please do not hesitate to contact one of our packaging experts: +31 (0) 24 344 2360. They will be standing by to provide information and to help you make the right sustainable choices.

Visit www.thelcacentre.com for more information about The LCA Centre.