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Energiförbrukning för dryckesförpackningar - en jämförelse mellan plast, papper och glas ur ett energiperspektiv

Andersson, Filip LU (2017) MVEK02 20171
Studies in Environmental Science
Abstract
Different material is used today for packaging; all of them have different environmental problems. Depending on your perspective one material might be more beneficial than the other. In this study an energy perspective is used when looking at production of the material, the manufacturing of the package and transport of the package in its lifecycle and recovery processes. The materials studied were plastic, glass, and paper, with each material for each of the parameters was conducted. Paper was found to take least energy to produce and glass uses the most. Production was also step for all the materials that take the most energy. The same relation between the materials was found for transport, however transport was found to be a small part... (More)
Different material is used today for packaging; all of them have different environmental problems. Depending on your perspective one material might be more beneficial than the other. In this study an energy perspective is used when looking at production of the material, the manufacturing of the package and transport of the package in its lifecycle and recovery processes. The materials studied were plastic, glass, and paper, with each material for each of the parameters was conducted. Paper was found to take least energy to produce and glass uses the most. Production was also step for all the materials that take the most energy. The same relation between the materials was found for transport, however transport was found to be a small part of the total energy consumption for all the materials. The recovery process was found to be very dependent on how modern the recovery plant was and how well sorted the waste was. Either plastic or paper are deemed to most likely be the most commonly used packaging material in the near future, and maybe even the far future if no new material is developed and the existing problems with today’s material is solved. (Less)
Popular Abstract (Swedish)
I denna studie vissas att ur ett energiperspektiv är plast och papper ett bättre material än glas att göra dryckesförpackningar av. Det som undersöktes var produktion, transport och återvinning. Pappret var det bättre alternativet i produktion och transport medans plasten var det bättre alternativet när det kom till återvinning. Glas var ett tydligt sämre alternativ ur ett energiperspektiv. Produktionens steget var det steg som använde mest energi oberoende av material. Transport använde bara jämförts viss lite energi. Återvinningsprocessen visades vara i största del beroende av hur modern återvinningscentralen var och hur väl sorterat avfallet var. Ur ett energiperspektiv används det bra material för att göra dryckesförpackningar. Det är... (More)
I denna studie vissas att ur ett energiperspektiv är plast och papper ett bättre material än glas att göra dryckesförpackningar av. Det som undersöktes var produktion, transport och återvinning. Pappret var det bättre alternativet i produktion och transport medans plasten var det bättre alternativet när det kom till återvinning. Glas var ett tydligt sämre alternativ ur ett energiperspektiv. Produktionens steget var det steg som använde mest energi oberoende av material. Transport använde bara jämförts viss lite energi. Återvinningsprocessen visades vara i största del beroende av hur modern återvinningscentralen var och hur väl sorterat avfallet var. Ur ett energiperspektiv används det bra material för att göra dryckesförpackningar. Det är dock viktigt att ta hänsyn till andra perspektiv när nya förpackningar tillverkas. Exempel på andra perspektiv kan vara lagar och materialanvändning. Studien utfördes som en litteraturstudie med några frågor till berörda parter, så som Tetra Pack och Trafikanalys. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Filip LU
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MVEK02 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Energiperspektiv, Plast, Papper, Glas, Produktion, Transport, Återvinning
language
Swedish
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8919941
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2017-06-30 14:56:37
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  abstract     = {Different material is used today for packaging; all of them have different environmental problems. Depending on your perspective one material might be more beneficial than the other. In this study an energy perspective is used when looking at production of the material, the manufacturing of the package and transport of the package in its lifecycle and recovery processes. The materials studied were plastic, glass, and paper, with each material for each of the parameters was conducted. Paper was found to take least energy to produce and glass uses the most. Production was also step for all the materials that take the most energy. The same relation between the materials was found for transport, however transport was found to be a small part of the total energy consumption for all the materials. The recovery process was found to be very dependent on how modern the recovery plant was and how well sorted the waste was. Either plastic or paper are deemed to most likely be the most commonly used packaging material in the near future, and maybe even the far future if no new material is developed and the existing problems with today’s material is solved.},
  author       = {Andersson, Filip},
  keyword      = {Energiperspektiv,Plast,Papper,Glas,Produktion,Transport,Återvinning},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Energiförbrukning för dryckesförpackningar - en jämförelse mellan plast, papper och glas ur ett energiperspektiv},
  year         = {2017},
}