We researched the presence of plastic coatings in 15 of the most littered metal cans for the Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch Department of Waterways and Public Works).Read More
If you want your sustainable packaging choices and environmental claims to be robustly quantified, then reliable and technologically relevant input for Life Cycle Assessment is necessary. With our unique combination of packaging expertise and our extensive range of functional testing instrumentation and forensic analysis laboratory instrumentation, we can quantify packaging sustainability, with or without the pack stakeholders. All LCA studies follow the relevant ISO standards and are peer reviewed when communication of product environmental claims to 3rd parties is required.
The quality of life cycle assessment studies is reflected in peer review. While a typical peer review is heavily focussed on LCA methodology, it often lacks the same degree of scrutiny in relation to accuracy and relevance of the input. Peer review of packaging LCA studies performed by The LCA Centre guarantees the highest level of verification of both the application of LCA methodology and the technological correctness of the input data.
Packaging users often want to understand the material composition of their packs and/or those of their competitors. This can be useful in commercial discussions within the ever more consolidated packaging supply chain. With our forensic and technical lab services, it is not only possible to find out what your or your competitor’s packaging is made of, but also to compare the pack performance to other packs with similar functionality.
The regulatory landscape related to packaging and the environment is fast-changing, complicated and can be difficult to keep up with. We are active in Brussels with the parties involved in this EU regulatory landscape and are able to identify the likely direction it will take, providing vital input to the future-proofing of any packaging eco-innovation.
Many of our services play an important role in packaging eco-innovation and troubleshooting, providing vital LCA and regulatory insights into the packaging design process.
KraftHeinz build a partnership with The LCA Centre as we see the level of knowledge and expertise adding value to our business. Their laboratory facilities are unique and a great provider of guidance in a dynamic environment. Their pragmatic approach and how they have built their network is impressive.Guus Lueb: Head of Packaging R&D Europe - Kraft Heinz Company
The analysis conducted by The LCA Centre allowed KP to develop and validate compelling value propositions to support new product launches. The additional impact and credibility of peer-reviewed studies have proved invaluable.Ben Elkington: Director of Product Line Management Trays - Klöckner Pentaplast
Measuring environmental impact is not easy. At The LCA Centre, a self-developed scientifically based approach is used to assess impacts, followed by an evaluation of the results. This approach inspires confidence and is the only way to move towards a more sustainable world.Prof.dr.ir. Ronald ten Klooster: Professor - University of Twente
Determining the sustainability of packaging or disposables is no easy task. The LCA Centre has a solid and scientifically based approach to achieve this, one we would recommend without hesitation. In addition, The LCA Centre is a valuable partner in creating solutions to the environmental challenges brought about by litter and plastic soup.Jelmer Vierstra: Senior Program Leader Circular Economy - Natuur & Milieu
Sustainability & Regulatory Advisor
Sustainable Packaging Advisor