How it works
P-ACT is a readily available web-based tool. It is based on a transparent life cycle assessment (LCA) model. Because the underlying model is built by our experts, you do not need specialized LCA knowledge or experience to use the tool. The results are provided in an easy-to-understand interactive format via the SimaPro online platform.
The tool generates robust results that take the whole life cycle of the packaging alternatives into account. You can easily define packaging scenarios by selecting the material type and processing for the primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging. P-ACT includes 51 different materials, such as virgin, post-consumer recycled and bio-based plastics. The datasets include high-quality reliable data based on the latest ecoinvent database. Once the results are calculated, you can compare the impact of the different packaging alternatives using different impact indicators such as global warming, land use, and water use.