Take control of your packaging’s sustainability

Getting accurate data and a thorough Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) can speed up your progress towards more sustainable packaging. Now you can do this together with us, in a customized process using one of the industry’s most robust databases. You will get answers to important questions like: How sustainable is my packaging material? And: How sustainable is my packaging and its value chain? You will be able to compare solutions and make the most sustainable packaging decision with confidence. Together with us, you will discover ways to lower your CO2e footprint. Let’s take control!

Customized LCA for your situation

We offer a personalized assessment for your specific packaging and situation.

Truly reliable LCA data

We use one of the most trusted and reliable databases and public EPDs to help you make wiser decisions.

Reviewed by third party

Methodological requirements applicable for the calculation tool conform with ISO 14040 and ISO 14044, and are reviewed by a renowned third-party institute.

Move ahead. Reach your climate targets through wiser decisions

Move ahead. Reach your climate targets through wiser decisions.

Why LCAs are important

Knowing the environmental impact of your packaging is essential. It will help you to make a more sustainable choice on the journey towards a sustainable packaging value chain. Packaging LCAs (Life Cycle Assessments) evaluate the potential environmental impact of a packaging life cycle – from production to disposal, considering materials, manufacturing, use, and methods of disposal.

Our customer-specific packaging LCAs identify environmental hotspots to help make wiser decisions. You will clearly see which improvements are the most efficient, providing a good starting point for making your packaging more sustainable. Furthermore, our packaging LCA enables comparability, more credible dialogue with customers and knowledge to work with your value chain and lower your scope 3 emissions.

Elements covered in a Billerud packaging LCA

A Packaging Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a standardized method recognized internationally for systematically evaluating the environmental impacts associated with the entire life cycle of packaging. The methodological requirements, applicable for the calculation tool, conform with ISO 14040 (2006), ISO 14044 (2006), and ISO 14025. The Billerud LCA encompasses all stages from raw material extraction to end-of-life disposal, including production, assembly, use, and transportation. Based on our public EPDs, Billerud’s system of creating LCAs is third-party reviewed. Your customized comparable packaging LCA can be third-party reviewed on request.

Through a packaging LCA, you can identify critical points, or hotspots, where environmental impacts are most pronounced. The packaging LCA also enables comparability for well informed, long-term sustainable product choices. Furthermore a packaging LCA can give compliance with future regulations, like European Green Deal, PEF, BREEAM, LEED and SEDEX (supply chain management).

Why EPDs are important

As a brand owner or converter today, you should expect precise data on the real climate impact of the materials you use. For this, you need EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations), which are provided by Billerud for our packaging materials (a world first in the category). These EPDs will form a solid base for later making an LCA assessment of the environmental impact of a material during its lifetime (cradle to grave). Independently reviewed EPDs are stored in a public database. They provide invaluable help to make informed choices.

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is central for constructing a packaging LCA. The EPD shows environmental data of the ingoing material of the packaging. Billerud has public EPDs for all our products. This gives us unique prerequisites for constructing trustworthy packaging LCAs together with our customers. An EPD is a formal sustainability declaration for external use, 3rd party reviewed and publicly published.The methodological requirements, applicable for the calculation tool, conform with ISO 14040 (2006), ISO 14044 (2006) and ISO 14025, EPDs offer transparency and credibility in communicating environmental performance. They make it possible to compare the sustainability of products in the same category.

Development of EPDs is made according to specific Product Category Rules (PCRs), which vary depending on product type, geographical region, and database requirements. These rules, established by ISO committees, industry associations, or relevant experts, ensure consistency and comparability across EPDs. Furthermore, verification by independent third parties enhances the reliability and trustworthiness of EPD data.

Centralized EPD databases compile and disseminate EPDs within specific sectors, empowering consumers and stakeholders to make informed decisions based on the environmental attributes of products. This access to comprehensive environmental data fosters sustainable consumption and drives continuous improvement in product design and manufacturing practices.

THE PACKAGING LCA COVERS THIS

PRODUCTION

  • Paper emissions
  • Adhesive emissions
  • Plastic emissions
  • Printing ink emissions

CONVERSION

  • Transports to converting
  • Converting of packaging
  • Transports to production and filling
  • Production of packaging

USE AND WASTE

  • Distribution to customer
  • End of life scenarios/waste

HOW WE HELP YOU GO FURTHER IN SUSTAINABILITY

Our offer: customized, reliable, and reviewed

Tomorrow depends on how sustainably we act today. With our help, it will be easier to make the most efficient improvements to your packaging’s sustainability. You will get correct data about your whole packaging value chain. All reviewed by a reputaple third party. An excellent way to prepare for wise decisions for a sustainable tomorrow.

Made for your specific situation

You provide the scientific calculations with the necessary inputs, including your geographic location, materials, production, conversion, transport, and waste streams. This ensures that your packaging LCA is customized to your specific packaging, value chain, and situation.

Unbiased, trustworthy data

Our own LCA modeling system is based on Sphera’s LCA for Packaging (LCA Pack). The system uses Spera’s Managed LCA Content with large amounts of environmental data. It’s configured for the specific needs of constructing new packaging solutions. Sphera is one of the most trusted and established suppliers in the area, with more than 10 000 users. As a base in our process, we use Billerud’s third-party assessed EPDs for our materials. This makes your packaging LCA and your internal comparisons even more trustworthy.

Reviewed by reputable certifiers

The approach, methodology, calculation and documentation of the
customized tool, which is based on the Sphera’s LCA for Packaging
(LCA Pack), are third-party reviewed by German DEKRA, the world’s
largest non-listed organization in the TIC sector (Test, Inspection,
Certification). This is done according to ISO14040, ISO14044 and
ISO14071. All this will increase your trustworthyness even more.

MOVE AHEAD. LOWER THE CLIMATE IMPACT OF YOUR PACKAGING

Confectionary, cosmetics, beverage, tissue, cement or another category? Whatever your business is, a change to Billlerud’s paper packaging solutions can save significant amounts of both CO2e emissions and material.

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Improving the sustainability of confectionary is complicated for every brand owner. The packaging is essential, and true facts about CO2e emissions from ingoing materials, production, conversion and transports are hard to estimate. Billerud offers you a complete, third-party reviewed system for creating trustworthy, customized

Packaging LCAs (Life Cycle Assessments), covering everything from production to end use. You will know exactly how to customize your packaging for improved sustainability.

All your specific data is fed into our database, and you will see how your CO2e emissions can be minimized by evolving the packaging with the same performance or better.

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Are you a brand owner in cosmetics? Then you know how important the packaging is. It should look and feel premium, but it also has to meet the sustainability expectations of tomorrow´s consumers. With Billerud, you can now get the true facts about CO2e emissions from ingoing materials, production, conversion, transports etc. We offer a complete, third-party reviewed system and process for creating trustworthy, customized Packaging LCAs (Life Cycle Assessments), covering everything from production to end use.

You will know exactly how to optimize your packaging for improved sustainability. We can develop exhaustive, comparable LCAs for various packaging options. By working with us, you’ll receive straightforward side-by-side comparisons, making it easy to understand the climate impact of different packaging solutions.

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When it comes to cement sacks, durability is key. A broken sack can cause burning and big problems. It’s important to use sacks that are strong enough, without being too thick or too heavy in material, and bags that minimize dust. The consumers of tomorrow want every sack to have a low CO2e emissions and all cement to make as little harm as possible. With Billerud, you can construct cement sacks that are lighter and thinner than the competition – with the exact strength needed. Together, we gather data on CO2e emissions from raw materials, production, conversion, transportation, and more, using a comprehensive, customized, and third-party reviewed system.

You will know exactly how to optimize your sacks for improved sustainability, And you will get straightforward side-by-side comparisons making it easy to understand the climate impact of different sack solutions. Our Quick Fill Brown sack often has significally lower CO2e emissions that wowen plastic or unbleached Kraft Paper. Let’s progress towards your sustainability goals together.

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Wrapping everyday consumer products like tissue with paper instead of fossil-based alternatives makes a big difference for the environment. And for reaching your sustainability goals. With Billerud, you can now get the true facts about CO2e emissions from ingoing materials, production, conversion, transports etc. We offer a complete, third-party reviewed system and process for creating trustworthy, customized Packaging LCAs (Life Cycle Assessments), covering everything from production to end use.

You will know exactly how to optimize your packaging for improved sustainability. We are able to develop exhaustive, comparable LCA´s for various packaging options. Working with us, you´ll get straightforward side-by-side comparisons making it easy to understand the climate impact of different packaging solutions. Paper like our ConFlex, with heat-seal lacquer, is a very strong alternative to both LDPE Plastic and recycled LDPE Plastic. Renewable, recyclable, biodegradable. And often resulting in significantly lower CO2e emissions.

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Using multipacking, there are many needs to fulfill today. The packaging must perform well, but it also needs to be easy to sort, collect and recycle with few ingoing materials. In response to this, paper is far superior to fossil-based alternatives, and it’s high time for multipackers to analyze materials. With Billerud, you can now get the true facts about CO2e emissions from ingoing materials, production, conversion, transports etc. We offer a complete, third-party reviewed system and process for creating trustworthy, customized Packaging LCAs (Life Cycle Assessments), covering everything from production to end use.

You will know exactly how to optimize your packaging for improved sustainability, We are able to develop exhaustive, comparable LCA´s for various packaging options. Working with us, you´ll get straightforward side-by-side comparisons making it easy to understand the climate impact of different packaging solutions. In many cases, our CrownBoardCraft can perform miracles to the CO2e emissions of multipackaging.

PUBLIC EPDS FOR ALL OUR PAPER PACKAGING MATERIALS

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