Don’t leave your package unattended: Sustainable packaging from an LCA point of view

This presentation will discuss the sustainability of packaging applications from a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) point of view.

A presentation by Pouya Samani, Assistant Professor, Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM), Maastricht Unviersity

About Pouya Samani
Dr. Pouya Samani is an Assistant Professor at the Sustainability group of the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM), Maastricht University and the Sustainable Research Coordinator within the Sustainable UM2030.

About Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM), Maastricht Unviersity
The Sustainability of materials research group investigates the sustainability of materials over their entire life cycle. The mission of the team is to provide suitable methods, metrics, tools, and accurate sustainability assessments of materials to guide the transition from a fossil-based economy to a biobased economy and from a linear to a circular economy.
Sustainability of materials
Research

Consistent and full sustainability assessments are needed to evaluate and enhance the sustainability performance of materials. It is important to address multiple sustainability issues at the same time over the full life cycle of a material, to avoid shifting (instead of improving) sustainability impacts. The multidisciplinary research team uses and advances environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), LCA-derived methodologies and other quantitative approaches to investigate the environmental, economic and social impact of materials. The applied LCA methodologies include attributional and consequential LCA, Life Cycle Costing, Social LCA, and Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment.

The projects of the team focus on different parts of the materials value chain, from the resources and their supply chain, to the production of materials, different applications and end-of-life scenarios.

Pouya Samani is speaker at the 2022 edition of the Packaging Design 4 Sustainability Conference.

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