Traditional definition of sustainable development was developed by the Brundtland Commission in 1987. It states that sustainable development is a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable development comprises three elements – economic, social and environmental – which have to be considered in equal measure in a whole life cycle of given product, service or economic process.
Active and Intelligent packaging solutions tackle sustainability in a variety of interesting ways, depending on where the interaction takes place in full packaging value chain.
During the course of COST action FP1405 ActInPak, Working Group 3 performed Life Cycle Assessments of three Active and Intelligent demonstrator products. Full text publication presents those results, while Poster combines the essence of it and can be hung in laboratories as a key visual. An infographic is created as well to give main information at a glance.
LCA Fulltext Publication