InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 7 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM I - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleLife cycle assessment for eco-packaging design: a hybrid multi-criteria decision analysis approach
Primary AuthorXiaojun Wang, Department of Management, University of Bristol
Other Author(s) Gareth White
Pages 350 - 361
Article ID sdm14-017
Publication Date 01-May-16
AbstractGreen packaging plays an important role for organizations to achieve sustainable economic and environmental performance. However, introducing green packaging can bring various potential challenges to firms and their supply chains. There is a need to develop a systematic and effective decision support tool to help industrial practitioners to evaluate various eco-packaging options. This paper proposes a comprehensive decision making methodology based on application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and a hybrid Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) approach to support a more rational eco-packaging selection decision. It enables the essential business preferences concerning eco-packaging to be taken into consideration in making the decision.

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