Sustainability in Packaging

Create and sell packaging that's better for the planet and better for your bottom line

Increase your efficiency, reduce your emissions and stay competitive with Environmental Intelligence.

Sustainability In Packaging
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Design better products with less costs, faster

LCA Carbon Footprint

Develop sustainable products

Align your product development with other stakeholders to involve everyone in creating truly sustainable products.

Increase efficiency

Find the hotspots in your value chain that have the most impact. Identify cost savings, material reductions, and business opportunities.

Ecostories

Attract more clients

Stand out from the competition with readily available LCAs and EPDs of your entire portfolio.

Customer Success Story

How Lightweight Containers turned sustainability into a business opportunity

Case: Lightweight Containers
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THE GOAL

Lightweight Containers produce packaging for beverages. Their flagship product is the KeyKeg, a beverage keg.

They wanted to improve the sustainability of their products, especially the KeyKeg, their flagship product.

Insights Generated

Electricity
Electricity

100% reduction in CO2 emissions for electricity consumption

Production
Process Transparency

Sustainable processes became transparent

Waste

80% more recycling of production waste -
turn waste into value.

ECI Value Lowered

ECI value could be lowered even ahead of legislation

Results & Action

Lightweight Containers realized more than 100,000€ worth of savings on each production site. The footprint of the KeyKeg was reduced by 10% within one year.

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Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

Create Environmental Product Declarations on the fly

Environmental Product Declarations – short EPDs – are independently verified documents that communicate the environmental impact of your products. With Ecochain, you can create EPDs for your entire product portfolio in no time.

Ecochain complies with the following norms and standards

ISO 14040/44
ISO 14067
EN 15804

PAS 2050
European PEF compliance
European OEF compliance

ISO 14021/25 compliance
ISO 14001 data framework
ISO 50001 data framework

GRI data framework environment
EU Energy Efficiency Directive EED

Ecochain: Product Overview

An introduction to Ecochain

Every business is different. We strongly encourage you to schedule a demo with our environmental experts, so they can tailor it to your needs and show you how to get the maximum out of Ecochain.

Gain insights into impact flows

Take a closer look at the materials and processes that contribute to the environmental footprints of your products.

Ecochain Feature Impact Flow
Ecochain Product Footprint

Control your full portfolio's Footprint

Conduct Life-cycle Assessments (LCA) across your entire product portfolio at once and easily compare the footprint of individual products.

Compare the footprint of product lines based on production numbers

Understands the impact of product lines within the context of production numbers.

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Scopes Visualization

Analyze the environmental impacts of direct and indirect emissions

Identify hotspots that point out opportunities for sustainable returns. Collaborate with value chain partners to optimize your environmental performance.

Dive into the details of your footprint

Zoom into the details of your footprint and break it down into 32 different environmental categories – from CO2 to water toxicity – or display your footprint as an Environmental Cost Indicator (ECI) score.

Footprint Details

Start being future-proof today.

These are your six steps to reduce your emissions, increase your efficiency and unlock business opportunities.

  1. Schedule a Demo
  2. Attend a tailored, in-depth presentation (45 minutes)
  3. Receive our tailored offer – the offer includes the implementation of Ecochain through our environmental specialists.
  4. Receive easy and self-explanatory templates to prepare the company data. Kick-off meeting with Ecochain specialists.
  5. Ecochain’s specialists help you with implementing the software, deliver actionable insights and train your team.
  6. Ecochain provides ongoing support and expert hours.

In 2015 National Geographic reported that a staggering 5.35 trillion pieces of plastic waste were at loose in the world’s oceans. Facts like this get consumers, brand owners and governments increasingly concerned about the environmental impacts of packaging.

Today, images of the Plastic Soup are etched on everyone’s mind.

These trends call for solutions to increase the sustainability of packaging products as well as for ways to communicate their environmental performance clearly and effectively.

Converters benefit from insights into environmental hotspots

Determining the environmental impact of packaging products is a complex process. It takes complex Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) – often outsourced and costly – to ensure that all impact variables are brought into the equation. Environmental Intelligence helps converters to conduct LCAs much more efficiently (digitally), for all of their products at once. The consolidated results offer an integrated insight into the environmental performance of a company’s processes and products and also point out environmental hotspots in the value chain. (Scope 1, 2 + 3)

Knowing and understanding your environmental hotspots allows you to make more informed decisions about product design, material use, process innovations. For example, it helps to find the right balance between reducing packaging weight and preventing product loss, or compare the environmental impact of virgin materials to renewables and reusables.

Converters can exploit environmental transparency to build a competitive advantage.


Brand owners increasingly want to bring sustainable products to market and the demand for sustainable packaging solutions grows steadily. However, they need relevant, reliable information to make the best decisions. If your packaging solution helps to increase product preservation and limit waste or minimizes the use of scarce materials, your customers need to understand how. So to benefit from your sustainability efforts, you need to communicate your sustainable efforts and benefits to the market clearly. Environmental intelligence makes LCAs (and EPDs) readily available and enables you to inform brand owners proactively about your environmental performance. This helps to become the preferred supplier for sustainable packaging solutions.

Build a sustainable packaging value chain together
Environmental Intelligence enables the packaging sector to manage and share integrated environmental information with value chain partners and consumers. It helps everyone to understand and compare the environmental life cycle impact of your packaging solutions. This allows raw material suppliers, converters, brand owners and consumers to make the best choices to reduce the footprint of packaging together.

Talk to an expert

You will receive a personal product demo from one of our product specialists. We will walk you through Ecochain and answer your individual questions.

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Our whitepaper was specifically tailored towards the packaging industry. It will show you how to build a competitive advantage through environmental data.