Product Spotlight: EarthShift’s Sustainable Packaging and Product Assessment Tools
Developed by EarthShift, PackageSmart™ is a life cycle assessment tool (LCA) that helps packaging engineers evaluate the environmental impact of their packaging designs to help them create sustainable, cost-effective solutions. It allows designers to perform an environmental assessment early in the process when design flexibility is still high and the cost of change is still low. Multiple packaging options can be built and evaluated at the same time, and work can be shared among internal teammates or LCA consultants.
PackageSmart allows users to quickly analyze weight changes, different materials, and recycled content, along with take back programs and shipping and distribution pathways. In addition, managers can choose their own Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) and their own Life Cycle Impact Assessment Method (LCIA), enabling them to keep consistency across the company.
For manufacturers also looking to perform a life cycle assessment on their products and define the environmental impact at any stage of development, EarthShifts’s e-DEA Environmental Design Software provides easy to use tools to perform science-based product modeling and impact assessment. It allows designers to compare alternative designs and make sustainability decisions early in the product design phase to ensure that materials acquisition, manufacturing, packaging and distribution are environmentally responsible and comply with regulatory requirements and accurate product labeling.
For those interested in adding sustainability and minimizing environmental impact of their products and packaging, visit www.earthshift.com/ to learn more about this company and its products.
EarthShift, located in Huntington, Vermont, is a leading international provider of sustainability consulting and training services.