research project WITH Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa

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During Life-Ecopulplast Projects, Selene S.p.A. and Versalis, Eni chemical division, have started a research project together withthe Prof. Fabio Iraldo, full professor of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa.

The research study consisted of analyzing environmental impacts in the total lifecycle of two type of pallet, one made of wood and the other one made of recycling plastics from pulper waste.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) was carried out by Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology as established by European Commission by recommendation 2013/179/UE 

of 9 April 2013 on the use of common methods to measure and communicate the life cycle environmental performance of products and organizations.

Furthermore, concerning the plastic pallet the aim of this study was to identify improvements from environmental point of view.

The LCA study demonstrated that, under certain hypothesis of use and lifespan, the plastic pallet has good environmental performance.