Environmental Technical Briefs – Fiber-Based Materials
Environmental Technical Briefs of Common Packaging Materials – Fiber-Based Materials
Environmental Technical Briefs of Common Packaging Materials provide information on the environmental impacts of production and use of materials commonly used for packaging. The 19-page brief on Fiber-based Materials covers corrugated and boxboard.
Each material profile describes the predominant manufacturing processes in North America, resource inputs, and associated cradle-to-gate emissions. Key production data include energy intensity, greenhouse gas (GHG), water consumption, emissions to air and water, and solid waste. In addition, each brief reviews the material’s sustainability profile based on use and the potential end-of-life patterns.
Released January 2010