Plantic Technologies Ltd has completed an independent ISO 14040 certified full life-cycle assessment of the PLANTIC™ material. Evaluating its environmental impact throughout its entire life, using the example to manufacture 1000 packaging trays of standard size. In addition to this, life-cycle analysis data for four alternative trays have been sourced from public data sources. The comparators are conventional polymeric materials.
Compared to these polymeric materials, PLANTIC™ has reduced environmental impacts and uses lower non-renewable energy for its manufacturing. Even assuming the appropriate end-of-life disposal infrastructure for synthetic materials in place; PLANTIC™ has the potential to outperform, being a renewable sourced material.
For further information on environmental credentials of Plantic materials please visit our eco profiling page.