Comparative environmental and economic assessment of production, use and recycling of aluminium cans: Bologna vs Copenhagen

Raffaele Princigallo, Davide Visini, Alessandra Bonoli, Stig Irving Olsen, Monia Niero

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    Abstract

    Circularity strategies need to be assessed both in terms of environmental and economic impacts, by performing full chain analysis, including the perspectives of producers, users and waste management operators. This study considered two different aluminium beverage can systems: Bologna and Copenhagen. We performed a combined Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
    and Life Cycle Costing (LCC) analysis of the purchasing, production and wa
    ste management of beer aluminium cans, with the aim to compare the environmental and economic performances of the two systems and to identify potential misalignment in the integrated LCA -LCC analysis.
    The comparative analysis of aluminium cans production, use, collection and recycling in the two systems showed that the best option from an environmental point of view is also leading to higher costs and trade
    - offs need to be considered in the decision making process.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication10th Convegno dell' Associazione Rete Italiana LCA 2016
    Publication date2016
    Pages352-359
    ISBN (Print)978- 88-8286- 333 -3
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event10th Convegno dell' Associazione Rete Italiana - Ravenna, Italy
    Duration: 23 Jun 201624 Jun 2016
    Conference number: 10

    Conference

    Conference10th Convegno dell' Associazione Rete Italiana
    Number10
    CountryItaly
    CityRavenna
    Period23/06/201624/06/2016

    Cite this

    Princigallo, R., Visini, D., Bonoli, A., Olsen, S. I., & Niero, M. (2016). Comparative environmental and economic assessment of production, use and recycling of aluminium cans: Bologna vs Copenhagen. In 10th Convegno dell' Associazione Rete Italiana LCA 2016 (pp. 352-359)