In 2010 the CPA completed the first-ever U.S. corrugated-industry life-cycle assessment (LCA)
measuring and documenting the cradle-to-cradle environmental impact of corrugated packaging. The study used 2006 data (the most current available at the time). A new study is currently also being conducted with 2010 data, and will be released when complete.
Information about the 2010 study results is available here:
- News Release - Corrugated Industry Delivers Life-Cycle Assessment Results
- LCA Summary Report - A 20-page PDF document that includes graphs and diagrams detailing the study findings. (Downloadable PDF)
(Downloadable PDF - 4.4 MB)
- Full LCA Report - The entire technical report (112 pages) detailing the life-cycle assessment study for a 1-kg. industry-average corrugated product.
- Webinar Q&A - Questions posed by Webinar attendees and answered by the experts. (Downloadable PDF)