Eco-profiles for determining environmental impacts of plastics
Our Eco-profiles comprise Life Cycle Inventory datasets (LCI) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for plastics.
Click on a blue box in the flowchart, then click on the small arrow at the right bottom corner of the highlighted box to download an Eco-profile package that contains a report and dataset in several formats. The information icon at the top right of the highlighted box will give you the calculation and process dates. Some datasets considered to be obsolete have been withdrawn but can be supplied on demand. Please contact us if you’d like to access one of these.
- CES / CEFIC
- CEFIC EBAM
- Sector Group
- PU Europe
- Contact ALIPA:
- Contact ECPI:
Accessing eco-profiles in life cycle databases
Some of the Eco-profile datasets can be found as the source for their disaggregated form, starting from version 3.6 of the EcoInvent database.
They are all posted in the Global LCA Data Access network (GLAD).
Oil and Gas emission intensity: Need for a collective approach
A number of articles report an increase of CO2 emissions from flaring and an increase of methane emissions allocated to Oil and Gas production.
Given the importance of the increase and the predominance of Oil and Gas in the petrochemical value chain, there is a need for the LCA community to review and validate the available data in order to develop robust life cycle inventories for oil and gas extraction.
For that purpose PlasticsEurope had organized an information meeting on 6 July 2021 with a wide attendance.
PlasticsEurope recommends using the current Polyolefin eco-profiles while the Oil and Gas datasets are under discussion. Although dated from 2014, given the maturity of the production process, these datasets keep a good representativeness and are aligned with their current equivalent datasets in the main LCI databases.
For more information, please refer to the Life Cycle Thinking section of our website.