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Main Title Life cycle design of milk and juice packaging : project summary /
Author Spitzley, David V.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Keoleian, Gregory A.,
McDaniel, Jeff S.,
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA/600-SR-97-082
OCLC Number 904047021
Subjects Milk containers--United States ; Fruit juices--Packaging--United States ; Product life cycle--United States
Internet Access
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-SR-97-082 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/02/2018
Collation 4 pages : charts ; 28 cm
"October 1997." "EPA/600-SR-97-082." Caption title. At head of title: Project Summary.
Contents Notes
A life cycle design demonstration project was initiated between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Dow Chemical Company, and the University of Michigan to investigate milk and juice packaging design. The primary objective of this project was to develop design metrics and guidelines for environmental improvement of milk and juice packaging systems. Material production energy accounted for a large portion of the total life cycle energy for these systems. Conversely, post-consumer waste was responsible for a majority of their life cycle solid waste generation. Packaging systems were also evaluated with respect to key performance criteria, life cycle costs, and regulatory trends at the local, state and national levels. Environmentally preferable containers were identified, and tradeoffs and correlations between design criteria were highlighted.