LCA studies comparing beverage cartons and alternative packaging: can overall conclusions be drawn?

@article{Falkenstein2010LCASC,
  title={LCA studies comparing beverage cartons and alternative packaging: can overall conclusions be drawn?},
  author={Eva von Falkenstein and Frank Wellenreuther and Andreas Detzel},
  journal={The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment},
  year={2010},
  volume={15},
  pages={938-945}
}
Background and purposeNumerous life cycle assessments (LCAs) have been conducted on the environmental impacts of beverage packaging systems. With such a potentially rich source of knowledge available, it seemed worthwhile to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of those existing studies. This paper describes a recent ‘meta analysis’, whose goal it was to provide a structured overview of LCAs on beverage cartons and other packaging systems from past years in order to answer two key questions: (1… CONTINUE READING

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