Life cycle assessment of beer containers in Quebec

RECYC-QUÉBEC would like to know the environmental performance of the different types of beer containers on the Quebec market. The comparison of their potential environmental impacts should make it possible to define the sales quotas for each type of container as well as to adjust the indicators according to the type of container.RECYC-QUÉBEC has therefore mandated the Centre international de référence sur le cycle de vie des produits, procédés et services (CIRAIG) to carry out this study. The purpose of this study is to compare the environmental profile of different beer containers present on the Quebec market or in the process of being introduced, namely multiple-use containers (MUCs) and different types of single-use containers (SUCs), using the life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology.

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