Comparing Ingeo Clamshells to rPET

A first-of-its-kind ife cycle analysis finds that manufacturing clamshell packaging made from Ingeo emits fewer greenhouse gases and uses less non-renewable energy when compared to clamshells manufactured with petroleum-based rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate).

The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU), Heidelberg, Germany,, conducted the head-to-head lifecycle comparison on more than 40 different combinations of clamshell packaging made from Ingeo, PET, and rPET. Both Ingeo and rPET clamshells outperformed PET packaging in terms of lower overall greenhouse gas emissions and lower overall energy consumed. Ingeo clamshells clearly offered further advantages over the petroleum-based rPET in numerous comparisons.

If the containers were to end up in a landfill...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Non-Renewable Energy Use

If the containers were incinerated & residual heat recovered...

Climate Change

Non-Renewable Energy