Life Cycle

To understand the environmental performance of a product, its entire life cycle needs to be taken into consideration. A life cycle assessment (LCA) of a steel product looks at resources, energy and emissions, from the steel production stage to its end‐of‐life stage, including recycling. Steel can be recycled over and over again, indefinitely, without any loss of its inherent properties.

Life cycle assessment: compilation and evaluation of the inputs, outputs and the potential environmental impacts of a product system throughout its life cycle (ISO 14040).

Dataset shows that the steel for packaging industry has made significant continuous improvements in environmental performance.

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FURTHER READING

LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT ON TINPLATE

LCA’s create a complete environmental profile of products over their entire life cycle, and show the results with the aid of environmental indicators in a more understandable way...

TNO-report

Eco-efficiency and nutritional aspects of different product-packaging systems: an integrated approach towards sustainability...

TINPLATE LCI DATASET

APEAL has, since 2006, carried out a LCA for tinplate production in Europe to create a comprehensive environmental profile for steel packaging.

To access the latest tinplate LCI dataset, fill in in the request form to APEAL here.