Emission Factor

Waste packaging paper (market for waste packaging paper)

Emission factor summary

Emissions generated by the activity within the product supply chain as described in ecoinvent v3.10. The product 'waste packaging paper' is a solid waste under the category of industrial wastes. It is primarily generated in coating processing and paper production activities. 'waste packaging paper' contain the following fractions: 100% packaging glass. By the database default (and per unit of reference product) 'waste packaging paper' has 12.483% water on wet mass basis (88.902% dry matter) and it has no Carbon content. It has a lower heating value of 14.11 MJ/kg. This kind of by-product (recyclable or waste) is generated from ordinary transforming activities and as such can be considered for modelling waste outputs of comparable composition. In the ecoinvent database treatment option/s for this by-product include: deposition (sanitary landfill unsanitary landfill) thermal (municipal incineration) uncontrolled forms of disposal (open dump open burning). Based on the aforementioned treatments this by-product receives it is a non-hazardous waste. This by-product can be modelled on two levels: treatment activity and market activity. The former one refers to the specific technology treating the by-product while the latter level represents a mix of treatments. Users are encouraged to inspect the modelling assumptions of the treatment activities and when selecting the market to additionally inspect the treatment mix. Collection and transportation of this by-product is accounted in the respective market activity users are advised to inspect and modify the average transportation distances for a case specific modelling. The cut-off classification is Recyclable. The activity type is market activity. The reference product amount is 1.

NameWaste packaging paper (market for waste packaging paper)
CategoryWaste Management
Unit Type
Year Released
Emission Factor
  • CO2e0000kg/kg
LCA Activity
Refer to source
Supported CO2e Calculation Method
AR5, AR6

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