On the usefulness of life cycle assessment of packaging

Reinout Heijungs*, Jeroen B. Guinée

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    In reaction to a paper in Environmental Management in which the sense and sensibility of environmental assessments of packaging were questioned, it is argued that these types of assessments may be very useful, provided the relevant types of questions are posed. These boundary conditions are discussed, along with an overview of more recent methodological developments with respect to environmental assessment of products.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)665-668
    Number of pages4
    JournalEnvironmental Management
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 1995


    • Life cycle assessment
    • Packaging
    • Products


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