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Life Cycle Assessment of PUMA Packaging Shoe 1. Goal and Scoping Definition 1.1 Goal The goal of the study is to analyse and understand the life cycle environmental performance of different “shoe packaging design” for PUMA. The LCA is used to provide directional information on different ideas along the way to the final design, which is the more sustainable way of shoe packaging. The target audiences of this study are for PUMA as well as external stakeholder/interest groups. In addition, the environmental aspects of the packaging will be engaged by an independent third party critical review panel to confirm compliance with the ISO standards for Life Cycle Assessment (ISO 14040/44). The study is intended to support external communication. The study represents a comparative LCA of the PUMA’s current shoe packaging design, the Red Shoe Box with different new design options. The following design options have been under consideration: 1.1.1 Current design-Red Shoe Box The current design is shown in Figure 1 and consists of a Red Shoe Box as well as wrapping and stuffing paper. The Red Shoe Box is built with 100% recycled corrugated material and a layer of paper. Figure Current System-Red Shoe Box 1.1.2 New Design: Design option 1 – Pulp box and polymer bag The new design is shown in Figure 2. The polymer bag is separated into different type of materials such as Polypropylene (non woven) bag or Biopolymer (corn
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starch-based and PVOH) bag. Figure Pulp box and polymer bag Design option 2 - Clever Little Bag Another design option would consist of a non woven polymer bag and a paperboard piece (“bone”) providing stability and separating the shoes. The design is shown in Figure 3. Figure Clever Little Bag
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1.2 Scope 1.2.1 Product system and function Product: PUMA packaging shoe Product System: The study covers full LCA report. The life cycle phases of product systems that the study includes: Cradle-to-gate production of energy supply and raw materials needed for manufacturing the different design options, Manufacturing of the different alternatives, Transportation from manufacturing to final point of sale (wholesale or PUMA store), Secondary use of polymer bag, and End-of –life implications. Note: The product (shoe) itself is not part of this effort as it is independent of the packaging design. Function: To package PUMA shoes Functional unit (fu): Packaging of one pair of shoes Reference flow: The associated reference flows consist of one unit of each packaging design. Software and Database: GaBi Software system 1.2.2 System boundaries
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Figure Life cycle flow diagam for system analysed (PE America 2010) The study includes upstream processing and production of materials and energies that make up the production of the stated functional unit, production of different shoe packaging design, transport to distribution facility and whole sale/PUMA stores, and end-of-life disposition. Table 1 summarises what will be included and excluded in this study. Table : System Boundaries
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