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LCA – Life Cycle Assessment – which measures the environmental impact of a product along its entire life cycle, is the most accredited scientific method for assessing the sustainability of a product.
The Flipsnack company recently released the results of a comparative LCA study, commissioned to an independent research firm and conducted to expected standards. The study shows that high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) are less harmful to the environment than other materials such as glass and aluminum. These results are not surprising at all, numerous other studies have reached the same conclusion, but we consider it useful to comment on them since, despite the evidence, the indistinct criminalization campaign of plastics continues.
According to the LCA study, plastics are more sustainable
The comparison between the 300 thousand bottles of high density polyethylene, PET, glass and aluminum – carried out in a production and distribution scenario in the United Kingdom – shows that high density polyethylene has the lowest environmental impact.