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Linking LCA literature with circular economy value creation: A review on beverage packaging

Author
Sazdovski, I.; Bala, A.; Fullana, P.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Science of the total environment
Date of publication
2021-06
Volume
771
Number
June
First page
145322-1
Last page
145322-19
DOI
10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145322
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048969721003892 Open in new window
Abstract
The ever-increasing volume of packaging waste is widely recognised as a key global environmental challenge. Packaging is thus a central concern for advocates and analysts of circular economy (CEc), who often apply the life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology when measuring the environmental impacts of products and packaging. We undertook a systematic literature review as a research method, and in-depth analysis to ascertain the extent to which the new CEc paradigm has been integrated in LCA metho...
Keywords
Beverage packaging, Circular economy, End-of-life, Life cycle assessment, Material quality, Recyclability

Participants

  • Sazdovski, Ilija  (author)
  • Bala Gala, Alba  (author)
  • Fullana Palmer, Pere  (author)