In recent years, many essential industries including packaging, medical, automotive, and building sectors, have made commitments to improve the sustainability of their products and manufacturing processes. Within each of these essential industries, plastics have played a key role due to plastics’ durability and versatility.
Carbon reductions are often included in manufacturer sustainability goals and are a priority for the building sector both globally and domestically. As a result, many manufactures have sought to benchmark their product carbon footprint through life cycle assessments (LCAs). LCAs provide transparency data for producers, brand owners, consumers, and policymakers. This data can be used by producers to help inform product development and improvement decisions, building designers to inform design and product procurement decisions, and policy makers to encourage or mandate change.