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Main Title Life Cycle Inventory of Packaging Options for Shipment of Retail Mail-Order Soft Goods.
CORP Author Franklin Associates, Prairie Village, KS.; Oregon State Dept. of Environmental Quality, Portland.
Year Published 2004
Stock Number PB2012-100644
Additional Subjects Packaging materials ; Life cycles ; Inventories ; Boxes(Containers) ; Plastic bags ; Paper recycling ; Energy consumption ; Greenhouse gases ; Emission ; Waste recycling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2012-100644 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 518p
A life cycle inventory (LCI) quantifies the energy use and environmental emissions associated with the life cycle of specific products. This study examines the environmental profiles of various packaging options used to ship mail-order soft goods to residential customers. Soft goods include clothing (e.g., sweaters), linens, and the like. The two main types of packaging considered in the analysis are corrugated boxes with various types of dunnage, and shipping bags. Dunnage materials included in this study are inflated air packets, expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam loose fill, cornstarch foam loose fill, molded pulp loose fill, kraft paper, newsprint, and shredded postconsumer office paper and corrugated. Shipping bags evaluated in this study include unpadded and padded bags made from several different paper grades and plastic resins.