A new U.S. corrugated industry life cycle assessment (LCA) study shows a significant 32 percent reduction per unit in the industry’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions between 2006 and 2010. Additionally, the industry improved in other environmental impact indicators. Effects of nutrient releases on receiving waters and soils (eutrophication) decreased by 22 percent and effects of particulate matter emissions (respiratory effects) decreased by 14 percent.
Corrugated Industry Significantly Improves Environmental Performance
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduced 32 Percent from 2006 to 2010. Sponsored by: Corrugated Packaging Alliance.