Packaging Life Cycle Assessment & Footprint Analysis

EPA is looking to apply LCA methods and tools to identify the environmental impacts of packaging materials, and support the adoption of Sustainable Materials Management policies to optimize materials flows for recovered packaging using data on material production and disposal/recycling practices. To respond to this need, Full Circle assembled a team of long-time colleagues including internationally renowned economist and LCA expert Jeff Morris, PhD of Sound Resource Management Group, and Garth Hickle, PhD the widely-respected former Product Stewardship Lead for the State of Minnesota.

Our team (under Prime Booz Allen Hamilton)  is currently working closely with EPA’s outstanding staff, and leveraging the COMPASS model, to provide footprint calculations for target environmental impacts using recycling and disposal data for select packaging materials in the United States and California (including flexible film and cardboard).