Grabbing hold of a sustainability opportunity
Sometimes, the right opportunity just comes along for a business to take the next step into sustainability. In the case of Lucite, a large plastics manufacturer, they made excellent use of it. The industry association Plastics Europe requested Lucite to provide inventory data about two types of plastics Lucite produces. Lucite took the opportunity to do a full life cycle inventory for these products and to create their environmental profiles.
Meeting strict data requirements with SimaPro
SimaPro was used to model the product life cycles of MMA and PMMA, the two types of plastic in question.
This resulted in a transparent and accurate dataset that meets the strict requirements in the ISO 14040/44 standards and makes it possible to consolidate Lucite’s data with that of other companies.