Life cycle assessment of recycling cups in Tivoli
FORCE Technology has conducted a life cycle assessment of Tivoli’s recycling cups. It shows that every year Tivoli saves the environment of several tons of CO2 with the present recycling system.
Saves 10 tons of garbage a yearThe environmental assessments were conducted as a life cycle assessment according to the principles in the so called ISO 14040/44, and the calculations are about contribution to the climate effect, consumption of fossil energy and water.
Even better environmental management is a possibilityThe result may be applied in Tivoli’s in-house environmental work with optimisation of the recycling system, but also in the external communication to interested parties, where the results were used in Tivoli’s CSR report. In the LCA was included a flexible module, making it possible for Tivoli to calculate the environmental profile for present and future solutions, if any.
Tivoli started recycling drinking cups in 1998, where 100,000 beer mugs were washed and recycled in connection with “Fredagsrock” (Friday Night Rocks). In 2010 this figure had increased to almost a million.Today, the recycling cups are made of polypropylene (PP) in various sizes ad with various Tivoli motives. Recycling plastic cups is part of Tivoli’s environmental work and an environmental assessment of the system is therefore very important to Tivoli.