Life Cycle Analysis
Our primary tool for measuring the sustainability of our products and operations is through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Recognized as an international standard-setting process via ISO 14040, LCA involves the compilation of a comprehensive inventory (Life Cycle Inventory, or LCI) of relevant inputs (eg. water, tractor fuel, plants) and outputs (Ingeo biopolymer, greenhouse gases) of a production system.
Recognizing that increased transparency is inherent in progress toward sustainability, we have participated in multiple life cycle analyses on finished goods made with Ingeo (eg. cups & containers). These studies have been conducted by independent 3rd parties to provide an accurate, un-biased comparison of the environmental impacts of Ingeo products compared to traditional ones.
- Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Ingeo biopolymer, PET and PP drinking cups
PE Americas, December 2009
- Lifecycle Assessment of food packaging made of Ingeo biopolymer & (r)PET
IFEU, January 2009
- Comparative LCA of 4 types of drinking cups (PC, PP, PE-coated cardboard, Ingeo biopolymer) used at events
OVAM, February 2006