Life cycle assessment of different reuse percentages for glass beer bottles

  title={Life cycle assessment of different reuse percentages for glass beer bottles},
  author={Teresa M. Mata and Carlos A. V. Costa},
  journal={The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment},
  • T. Mata, C. Costa
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Environmental Science
  • The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is increasingly becoming an important tool for ecological evaluation of products or processes. In this study the environmental impacts associated with the returnable and the non-returnable glass beer bottles were assessed in order to compare different reuse percentages. The inventory analysis is performed with data obtained from two Portuguese companies (a glass bottles producer and a brewery) and completed with the BUWAL database. It includes all operations… 
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