Packaging Cockpit tool for evaluating the recyclability and simplified life cycle assessment of packaging – Positive review by Fraunhofer UMSICHT

The Packaging Cockpit Tool of Packaging Cockpit Holding GmbH enables users to record packaging components made of different materials and their combination into packaging units in order to determine the recyclability and environmental impact of the packaging at the same time. Packaging Cockpit Holding GmbH has commissioned the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT with the neutral testing of the performance of our tool.

Fraunhofer UMSICHT confirms to Packaging Holding GmbH the performance of the aforementioned tests of the tool as well as its suitability for evaluating the recyclability of packaging according to the minimum standard of the Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister.

Fraunhofer UMSICHT also confirms the performance of the testing and the suitability of the Packaging Cockpit tool for the simplified assessment of environmental impacts of packaging in accordance with the ISO standards 14040/14044.

Quotations from Fraunhofer UMSICHT

“The basic usability is almost self-explanatory, reliable and consistent, especially for users who have come into contact with questions of “design for recycling” or with the recycling of packaging in general. The assignment of the recyclable components of the packaging to the possible recycling paths is done pragmatically by defining the influence of the respective components on the quality of the respective recycling path.”

Dr. Rodion Kopitzky

“The application of the Circular Footprint Formula’s (CFF) to allocate the environmental impacts of the manufacturing and end-of-life processes between primary material and recyclate, including the allocation and quality factors used, is in line with the recommendations of the European Commission.”

Christina Galafton M. Sc.

Packaging Cockpit can thus map both the recyclability and the environmental impact of a packaging with one data input, in one tool, and provide all relevant information for a contemporary packaging management.”

Dr. Ernst Krottendorfer