BOTTA Packaging, Italy, is launching a free and simple online LCA tool to encourage more companies to use Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) as part of their wider sustainability programmes. Their new, free, simplified LCA calculator will make finding the environmental impact of packaging easier than ever.
LCA’s are complex, costly and time prohibitive to undertake. BOTTA wants to empower real sustainable business change by enabling SMEs to use their simplified LCA calculator for free. The tool will help them find the top-level environmental value of packaging as a first step before deciding to conduct a full comprehensive study themselves. Sustainability is a path and allowing more businesses to enter this path using a simplified and accessible LCA calculator tool can be a way of enabling more thorough change in the future.
In its drive to encourage change, BOTTA Packaging realised that packaging is often the first thing a customer sees of a company’s products. So, in the modern world where businesses are increasingly environmentally savvy, it makes sense that the packaging impact should be carefully considered.
“We are really proud to be launching a tool with the potential to make an impact. As far as we know this is the first tool of its kind to be launched for free in Italy, possibly the first of its kind to be used for calculating packaging impacts in this way. As a company, we don’t only sell sustainable packaging with the aim of helping our customers reduce their own footprint, but want to help inspire and enable others to get involved and make changes that will benefit the planet.” Lara Botta, VP BOTTA Packaging, Italy
By investing in this tool, BOTTA is hoping that they can improve the culture, knowledge, and accessibility of sustainability and LCA’s as a tool for making sustainable business decisions.
LCAs are a thorough method of analysing a products’ different environmental impacts throughout its lifecycle, from raw material extraction, through to production and distribution, right through to use and disposal. Whilst really valuable, it can take months to assess a product, which is where BOTTA has tried to simplify the work in order to get an idea of the impact different materials in packaging have, prior to making packaging choices.
ABOUT BOTTA PACKAGING BOTTA Packaging is an Italian family company that has been in the corrugated cardboard packaging business for over 70 years. The company has a leading and competitive expertise in Eco-friendly packaging. BOTTA Packaging is committed to offer paper-based packaging alternatives to its customers, in the mission to help them attain their sustainability goals. BOTTA Packaging collaborates and cooperates with Universities, Companies, and Start-Ups to address innovation in the packaging industry, believing firmly in an Open Innovation approach. Its strategy is focused on challenging and pursuing the most avant-garde packaging innovations that can be boosted and enhanced to respond to the packaging sector’s needs, their central focus.
For further information, please visit our website https://www.botta.it/en/