The life cycle analysis tool is intended to help companies transporting bulk liquids reduce their environmental footprint by selecting sustainable liquid intermediate bulk containers
Packaging and performance pooling solutions provider Tosca has introduced a new life cycle analysis (LCA) tool for companies transporting bulk liquids.
The LCA tool is intended to help these companies reduce their environmental footprint by selecting sustainable liquid intermediate bulk containers (IBC).
It uses the Compass platform developed by software company Trayak and is endorsed by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.
According to Tosca, the tool provides data on the cradle-to-grave impact of switching to Tosca’s foldable IBCs from prevailing solutions.
Tosca Sustainability global director Karin Witton said: “We are delighted to introduce this new tool to companies transporting bulk liquids. It will empower them to make informed decisions about the environmental impact of their packaging choices.
“By using the LCA data, companies can continuously search for ways to further reduce the environmental footprint at every stage of the life cycle.”
The foldable IBCs from Tosca are part of a pooling strategy that enables customers to share the use of the containers, minimising waste, and environmental effects without any financial investment.
Additionally, pooling guarantees that high-quality, cleaned, and examined reusable assets are present at the appropriate time and location.
As part of the business’s commitment to sustainability, it also emphasises lowering food waste and boosting supply chain effectiveness, the packaging firm said.
Tosca EMEA president Dan Lee said: “Our LCA tool demonstrates our commitment to sustainability and our efforts to continuously improve the environmental impact of our products and solutions whilst also driving more efficient, higher performing supply chains.”
In an analysis, the tool’s LCA data found that Tosca’s reusable, foldable IBCs were superior to rival load carriers in terms of environmental impact across short, middle, and long distances.
The packaging company said that the analysis used containers like schütz containers, stainless steel containers, steel drums, and nestable plastic drums.
Tosca claimed that the foldable plastic IBCs outperform competitors with up to 23% less water usage, 61% greenhouse gas savings and 17% less fossil fuel consumption.