CAF Inc. is a cold brew producer planning to launch its first bottled cold brew next year in the
U.S. With its sustainability goal in mind, CAF Inc. has requested
to help them
assess the best option for packaging using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). For the purpose of this
assignment, you will need to estimate the cradle-to-gate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Footprint of a
500 ml glass bottle using LCA.
Use scientific publications and/or publicly available data sources to gather information
about the life of the product and emission factors.
Document your sources.
When needed use the average U.S. as the location.
Justify your assumptions.
Questions:
1.
What is the GHG Footprint of the 500 ml glass bottle?
2.
What is driving most of the GG Footprint of the bottle?
Select an alternative packaging of your choice (e.g. box, aluminum can, etc.). How is the
3 GHG Footprint of the 500 ml glass bottle compared to the alternative packaging?