Agro-Fibre Envelopes

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London, Great Britain

envoPAP’s envelopes are made from discarded agro-fibres, rather than the traditional wood-pulp fibres or plastic-based materials.

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Eco score

Eco score

The Eco score has been introduced to make it easier to understand the environmental impact of a product at first sight. It is based on the eco-costs model and can be an A, B or C.

A: from €0,- to €0,10 - eco-costs per kg of material
B: from €0,10 - to €0,20 - eco-costs per kg of material
C: from €0,20 - to €0,40 - eco-costs per kg of material
D: from €0,40 - to €0,80 - eco-costs per kg of material
E: from €0,80 - to €1,20 - eco-costs per kg of material
F: from €1,20 - to €2,00 - eco-costs per kg of material
G: from everything higher than €2,- eco-costs per kg of material

We encourage to read the full analysis to get a comprehensive understanding of the impact.

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Eco-costs

Eco-costs

Eco-costs are so-called 'external costs',  i.e. environmental costs for our society, that are not part of the market price. You could see them as hidden obligations, basically hidden costs that can be avoided by technical prevention measures.

Eco-costs is a measure to express the amount of this environmental burden of a product on the basis of prevention of that burden. These are the (marginal) costs which should be made to reduce the environmental pollution and materials depletion in our world to a level which is in line with the carrying capacity of our earth.

More detailed definition and information can be found here.

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CO2-eq

CO2 equivalents

Carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) stands for a unit based on the global warming potential (GWP) of different greenhouse gases. The CO2eq unit measures the environmental impact of one tonne of these greenhouse gases in comparison to the impact of one tonne of CO2.

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1. Raw material

Understand how this product perfoms for raw material stage

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Eco score

What is an Eco score?

The Eco score has been introduced to make it easier to understand the environmental impact of a product at first sight. It is based on the eco-costs model and can be an A, B or C.

A: from €0,- to €0,10 - eco-costs per kg of material
B: from €0,10 - to €0,20 - eco-costs per kg of material
C: from €0,20 - to €0,40 - eco-costs per kg of material
D: from €0,40 - to €0,80 - eco-costs per kg of material
E: from €0,80 - to €1,20 - eco-costs per kg of material
F: from €1,20 - to €2,00 - eco-costs per kg of material
G: from everything higher than €2,- eco-costs per kg of material

We encourage to read the full analysis to get a comprehensive understanding of the impact.

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Eco-costs

What are eco-costs?

Eco-costs are so-called 'external costs',  i.e. environmental costs for our society, that are not part of the market price. You could see them as hidden obligations, basically hidden costs that can be avoided by technical prevention measures.

Eco-costs is a measure to express the amount of this environmental burden of a product on the basis of prevention of that burden. These are the (marginal) costs which should be made to reduce the environmental pollution and materials depletion in our world to a level which is in line with the carrying capacity of our earth.

More detailed definition and information can be found here.

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CO2-eq

What are CO₂ equivalents (CO2-eq)?

Carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) stands for a unit based on the global warming potential (GWP) of different greenhouse gases. The CO2eq unit measures the environmental impact of one tonne of these greenhouse gases in comparison to the impact of one tonne of CO2.

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total share

Total share

The share of this stage in the entire packaging emissions

In depth analysis

Raw Material Extraction

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Explainer raw material stage

A quantified list of ingredients (raw materials) is used to calculate the footprint of packaging material.

Data sources

Specific data of the supplier is used when the supplier is not able to provide an EPD. Note: the footprint of EPD's are not always lower.

The IDEMAT database contains generic data for over 100 different packaging materials.  

The materials can be divided in the following groups:

  • Fossil based plastic pellets (including: production oil & gas, refining, processing to plastic pellets)
  • Mechanical recycled plastics pellets (including: shredding, washing, drying, remelting)
  • Chemical recycling (including: pyrolysis, refining pyrolysis oil, processing to plastic pellets); PET via glycolysis
  • Virgin metals (including: mining + refining)
  • Upcycled metals (including: remelting + refining); recycled steel via electric furnaces
  • Biobased polymers (starch-based, cellulose based, maize based, PLA, PHA)
  • Biobased polymers from agricultural waste
  • Virgin paper and board (kraft liner)
  • Recycled paper and board (test liner)

Calculation

The weight of the list of ingredients used in the packaging are multiplied by the corresponding footprint of the raw material from the IDEMAT database.

Compliance

The responsibility of the input quality for the materials in the product, is on the supplier. 

The packaging supplier must comply with the following rules:

  1. Only the primary material of the packaging itself is analyzed.
  2. >98% of the used material is provided (including filler, glue, coating, ink)
  3. Supplier agrees that the packaging does not contain any harmful substances according to latest European legislation.
  4. Supporting evidence to show that the actual footprint is lower, needs to be proven with documentation that is accredited by an independent third party (e.g. FSC documentation).
  5. If raw material contains amounts of titanium white or zinc white this will be stated by the supplier.

2. Production

Understand how this product perfoms for production stage

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Eco score

What is an Eco score?

The Eco score has been introduced to make it easier to understand the environmental impact of a product at first sight. It is based on the eco-costs model and can be an A, B or C.

A: from €0,- to €0,10 - eco-costs per kg of material
B: from €0,10 - to €0,20 - eco-costs per kg of material
C: from €0,20 - to €0,40 - eco-costs per kg of material
D: from €0,40 - to €0,80 - eco-costs per kg of material
E: from €0,80 - to €1,20 - eco-costs per kg of material
F: from €1,20 - to €2,00 - eco-costs per kg of material
G: from everything higher than €2,- eco-costs per kg of material

We encourage to read the full analysis to get a comprehensive understanding of the impact.

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Eco-costs

What are eco-costs?

Eco-costs are so-called 'external costs',  i.e. environmental costs for our society, that are not part of the market price. You could see them as hidden obligations, basically hidden costs that can be avoided by technical prevention measures.

Eco-costs is a measure to express the amount of this environmental burden of a product on the basis of prevention of that burden. These are the (marginal) costs which should be made to reduce the environmental pollution and materials depletion in our world to a level which is in line with the carrying capacity of our earth.

More detailed definition and information can be found here.

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CO2-eq

What are CO₂ equivalents (CO2-eq)?

Carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) stands for a unit based on the global warming potential (GWP) of different greenhouse gases. The CO2eq unit measures the environmental impact of one tonne of these greenhouse gases in comparison to the impact of one tonne of CO2.

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total share

Total share

The share of this stage in the entire packaging emissions

In depth analysis

2.1 Transport raw material to manufacturing

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Explainer transportation raw material to manufacturing stage

Transport distances from raw material to manufacturing are calculated per transport type.

Data sources

Generic transportation data is used to calculate the transportation footprint. 

The IDEMAT database contains generic data for over 10 transportation methods.

Where the transportation methods can be divided in the following groups:

  • Air transport                                                                  
  • Rail transport                                 
  • Road transport                                   
  • Water transport                  

Calculation

The footprint for transport in this stage is calculated by multiplying the distance and weight (or volume) times the footprint of the used transportation method from the IDEMAT database.

Volume or weight transport

For transport there is a point that a freight is considered as volume transport or as weight transport. 

The break-even point for this is calculated as: (break-even weight / volume ratio) / (actual weight/volume ratio)

Resulting in the following break even points:

  • 320 kg/m3 for freight in a European standard truck + trailer
  • 414 kg/m3 for freight in a standard truck + 40 ft container
  • 414kg/m3 for freight in a standard 40 ft sea container (take the weight / volume ratio of 846 kg/m3 for 20 ft containers and other sea freight by vessels)
  • 167 kg / m3 for airfreight

Load factors

In the IDEMAT database the following average load factors are already taken into account:

  • Average load factor of trucks are 50%
  • Average load factor of airfreight are 70%
  • Average load factor of seafreight are 80%

If there are different average load factors, then proof needs to be provided from the transportation company.

Distance

The transport distance over sea is calculated by using the website; http://ports.com/sea-route/ The transport distance over land is calculated by using the website; https://www.google.nl/maps 

Compliance

The responsibility of the input quality for transportation, is on the supplier.

The packaging supplier must comply with the following rules:

  • 1. Load is transported as efficient as possible
  • 2. Shortest route as possible

2.2 Packaging manufacturing

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Explainer manufacturing stage

The manufacturing footprint is calculated per process that is needed to create the final packaging. 

Data sources

The manufacturer must provide the quantity and source of heat and electricity per kg product. 

When these data are not available, default data are applied:

  • Blow moulding 0.43 kWh/kg
  • Extrusion 0.25 kWh/kg
  • Injection moulding 0.93 kWh/kg
  • Thermoforming 0.44 kWh/kg

Corrugated board box making 0.46 kWh/kg

Calculation

The calculation for the generic data is made by multiplying the weight of the component by the footprint of the corresponding heat and electricity.

Compliance

The responsibility of the input quality for the manufacturing process, is on the supplier.

2.3 Manufacturing waste

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Explainer manufacturing stage

The manufacturing footprint is calculated per process that is needed to create the final packaging. 

Data sources

Generic data is used when the supplier is not able to provide an EPD or other evidence for the manufacturing waste. Note: the footprint of EPD's are always lower than the footprint coming from generic data.

Calculation

The calculation for the generic data is made by multiplying the weight of the waste by the footprint of the corresponding raw material.

Note: the end-of-life footprint is not taken into account for the manufacturing waste.

Compliance

The responsibility of the input quality for the manufacturing process, is on the supplier.

2.4 Transport to warehouse

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Explainer Transportation packaging to warehouse stage

Transport distances from manufacturing to warehouse are calculated per transport type.

Data sources

Generic transportation data is used to calculate the transportation footprint.

The IDEMAT database contains generic data for over 10 transportation methods.

Where the transportation methods can be divided in the following groups:

  • Air transport                                                                  
  • Rail transport                                 
  • Road transport                                   
  • Water transport         

Calculation

The footprint for transport in this stage is calculated by multiplying the distance and weight (or volume) times the footprint of the used transportation method from the IDEMAT database.

Volume or weight transport

For transport there is a point that a freight is considered as volume transport or as weight transport. 

The break-even point for this is calculated as: (break-even weight / volume ratio) / (actual weight/volume ratio)

Resulting in the following break even points:

  • 320 kg/m3 for freight in a European standard truck + trailer
  • 414 kg/m3 for freight in a standard truck + 40 ft container
  • 414kg/m3 for freight in a standard 40 ft sea container (take the weight / volume ratio of 846 kg/m3 for 20 ft containers and other sea freight by vessels)
  • 167 kg / m3 for airfreight

Load factors

In the IDEMAT database the following average load factors are already taken into account:

  • Average load factor of trucks are 50%
  • Average load factor of airfreight are 70%
  • Average load factor of seafreight are 80%

If there are different average load factors, then proof needs to be provided from the transportation company.

Distance

The transport distance over sea is calculated by using the website; http://ports.com/sea-route/ The transport distance over land is calculated by using the website; https://www.google.nl/maps 

Compliance

The responsibility of the input quality for transportation, is on the supplier.

The packaging supplier must comply with the following rules:

  • Load is transported as efficient as possible
  • Shortest route as possible

2.5 Transport to customer

explainer

Explainer transportation warehouse to customer stage

Transport distances from the warehouse to the customer are calculated per transport type.

Data sources

Generic transportation data is used to calculate the transportation footprint.

The IDEMAT database contains generic data for over 10 transportation methods.

Where the transportation methods can be divided in the following groups:

  • Air transport                                                                  
  • Rail transport                                 
  • Road transport                                   
  • Water transport         

Calculation

The footprint for transport in this stage is calculated by multiplying the distance and weight (or volume) times the footprint of the used transportation method from the IDEMAT database.

Volume or weight transport

For transport there is a point that a freight is considered as volume transport or as weight transport. 

The break-even point for this is calculated as: (break-even weight / volume ratio) / (actual weight/volume ratio)

Resulting in the following break even points:

  • 320 kg/m3 for freight in a European standard truck + trailer
  • 414 kg/m3 for freight in a standard truck + 40 ft container
  • 414kg/m3 for freight in a standard 40 ft sea container (take the weight / volume ratio of 846 kg/m3 for 20 ft containers and other sea freight by vessels)
  • 167 kg / m3 for airfreight

Load factors

In the IDEMAT database the following average load factors are already taken into account:

  • Average load factor of trucks are 50%
  • Average load factor of airfreight are 70%
  • Average load factor of seafreight are 80%

If there are different average load factors, then proof needs to be provided from the transportation company.

Distance

The transport distance over sea is calculated by using the website; http://ports.com/sea-route/

The transport distance over land is calculated by using the website; https://www.google.nl/maps 

Compliance

The responsibility of the input quality for transportation, is on the supplier.

The packaging supplier must comply with the following rules:

  • Load is transported as efficient as possible
  • Shortest route as possible

3. End of life

Understand how this product perfoms for end of life stage

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Eco score

What is an Eco score?

The Eco score has been introduced to make it easier to understand the environmental impact of a product at first sight. It is based on the eco-costs model and can be an A, B or C.

A: from €0,- to €0,10 - eco-costs per kg of material
B: from €0,10 - to €0,20 - eco-costs per kg of material
C: from €0,20 - to €0,40 - eco-costs per kg of material
D: from €0,40 - to €0,80 - eco-costs per kg of material
E: from €0,80 - to €1,20 - eco-costs per kg of material
F: from €1,20 - to €2,00 - eco-costs per kg of material
G: from everything higher than €2,- eco-costs per kg of material

We encourage to read the full analysis to get a comprehensive understanding of the impact.

-
Eco-costs

What are eco-costs?

Eco-costs are so-called 'external costs',  i.e. environmental costs for our society, that are not part of the market price. You could see them as hidden obligations, basically hidden costs that can be avoided by technical prevention measures.

Eco-costs is a measure to express the amount of this environmental burden of a product on the basis of prevention of that burden. These are the (marginal) costs which should be made to reduce the environmental pollution and materials depletion in our world to a level which is in line with the carrying capacity of our earth.

More detailed definition and information can be found here.

-
CO2-eq

What are CO₂ equivalents (CO2-eq)?

Carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) stands for a unit based on the global warming potential (GWP) of different greenhouse gases. The CO2eq unit measures the environmental impact of one tonne of these greenhouse gases in comparison to the impact of one tonne of CO2.

-
total share

Total share

The share of this stage in the entire packaging emissions

In depth analysis

3.1 Transport to waste

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Explainer End-of-life transport to waste stage

Transport distances from customer to waste facility per transport type.

Data sources

Generic transportation data is used to calculate the transportation footprint.

The IDEMAT database contains generic data for over 10 transportation methods.

Where the transportation methods can be divided in the following groups:

  • Air transport                                                                  
  • Rail transport                                 
  • Road transport                                   
  • Water transport            

Calulcation

The footprint for transport in this stage is calculated by multiplying the distance and weight (or volume) times the footprint of the used transportation method from the IDEMAT database.

Volume or weight transport

For transport there is a point that a freight is considered as volume transport or as weight transport. 

The break-even point for this is calculated as: (break-even weight / volume ratio) / (actual weight/volume ratio)

Resulting in the following break even points:

  • 320 kg/m3 for freight in a European standard truck + trailer
  • 414 kg/m3 for freight in a standard truck + 40 ft container
  • 414kg/m3 for freight in a standard 40 ft sea container (take the weight / volume ratio of 846 kg/m3 for 20 ft containers and other sea freight by vessels)
  • 167 kg / m3 for airfreight

Load factors

In the IDEMAT database the following average load factors are already taken into account:

  • Average load factor of trucks are 50%
  • Average load factor of airfreight are 70%
  • Average load factor of seafreight are 80%

If there are different average load factors, then proof needs to be provided from the transportation company.

Distance

The transport distance over sea is calculated by using the website; http://ports.com/sea-route/

The transport distance over land is calculated by using the website; https://www.google.nl/maps 

Compliance

The responsibility of the input quality for transportation, is on the supplier.

The packaging supplier must comply with the following rules:

  • Load is transported as efficient as possible
  • Shortest route as possible

3.2 Waste treatment

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Explainer End-of-life waste processing stage

The end-of-life scenario is calculated by looking at the packaging as a whole and the used materials.

Data sources

Generic data is used when the supplier is not able to provide an EPD for the end-of-life scenario.

Note: the footprint of EPD's are not always lower. 

The IDEMAT database contains generic data for over 150 waste treatment scenarios.

There scenarios can be divided in the following groups:

  1. Landfill (inert waste, not biodegradable)
  2. Landfill organic waste without CH4 emission prevention
  3. Municipal waste incineration with electricity
  4. Recycling (waste handling, collection & sorting)
  5. Composting
  6. Closed loop for re-use

The combustible materials of packaging that are not recycled, have a credit for heat recovery (according ISO 14044 Section 4.3.3.1). This credit is based on the lower heating value multiplied by an incinerator efficiency of 55% (i.e. the efficiency of a modern municipal waste incinerator).

Note: end-of-life scenarios are always connected to a specific type of use, recycling system, region and/or country.

Calulcation

The calculation for the generic data is made by multiplying the weight of the raw material used by the corresponding end-of-life scenario.

Compliance

The responsibility of the input quality for the end-of-life treatment, is on the supplier.

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