Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) conducted for the Colombier to-go cup showed a significantly smaller environmental footprint when compared to traditional PE-lined and compostable cups. LCA is a holistic tool able to identify, qualify and quantify significant environmental aspects along the entire life cycle of the biobased product.
The study conducted by Greenstep was cradle-to-gate and measured the footprint of used raw materials, manufacturing and logistics. The study did not measure the additional positive effects of recycling. Jani Puroranta, General Manager Ecological Packaging, commented “I’m glad to further substantiate our environmental claims and we’re determined to press on. The study gives us insight in how to further improve our processes to continue reducing environmental effects.”
Read the full Life Cycle Assessment report here