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Waste treatment of PE laminate, from households, put on market.

Reference flow
1 tonne PE laminate put on market.
Location
Norway
Reference year
2020
Technological Quality Level
Very good
Geographical Quality Level
Very good
Time Quality Level
Very good

Product name

Waste treatment of PE laminate, from households, put on market.

Reference flow

1 tonne PE laminate put on market.

System boundaries

Includes the collection of plastic packaging waste (PPW) by municipalities and further waste treatment. Separated PPW is transported by train to Germany for further sorting and recycling. Sorting residues are incinerated in Germany. PPW discarded in the residual waste bin is either sent to a mixed-waste MRF in Norway or incinerated at a local incineration plant in Norway. The inventory does not include avoided emissions because of secondary products substituting other products.

Use advice of the dataset

This dataset should be used when modelling treatment of PE laminate from household waste in Norway. If the purpose is to compare different waste treatment options (e.g. recycling and energy recovery), the avoided emissions should be included in each system. 1000 kg PE laminate material is used in the production of 106 kg PO, 1.3 kg PP, 1.3 kg HPDE and 110 kg LDPE granulate in addition to the production of 18271MJ heat and 2730 MJ electricity in Norway and 1180 MJ heat and 588 MJ electricity in Germany.


Technology description

PPW is either source separated by households or collected together with mixed waste and separated in a mixed-waste MRF afterward. In the dataset, 82% of the generated PPW is source separated, 18% is separated from mixed waste in a mixed-waste MRF. The separated PPW is sorted and recycled in three different facilities in Germany. More information about the facilities is available in Callewaert et al. (2023)

Quality level

Very good

Location

Norway

Geographical representativeness description

The Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) managing the system covers 80% of Norway population, the remaining 20% of the population (mainly Oslo) is covered by another PRO which is not included in the dataset. Site specific data is collected for the mixed waste MRFs in Norway and for the three facilities in Germany. For the background processes, ecoinvent v3.9 cut-off is used.

Quality level

Very good

Reference year

2020

Time representativeness description

Generated amount of PE laminate is based on the generated amount of PPW and its composition. Source separation efficiency, transport data and division of PPW between different treatment facilities in Germany is from 2020.

Time quality level

Very good

LCI method principle

Attributional

Data collection period

2020

Data set generator

Pieter Callewaert

References

Callewaert, P., Lerche Raadal, H. & Lyng, K.-A. (2023). How to achieve ambitious recycling targets for plastic packaging waste? The environmental impact of increased waste separation and sorting in Norway. Waste Management, 171, 218-226. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2023.08.037


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