Single-use Plastic Tableware and Its Alternatives: Recommendations from Life Cycle Assessments

Year of Publication

2021

This report is a meta-analysis of six Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies to understand the environmental performance of single-use tableware and their alternatives.

Source:

United Nations Environment Programme

Author(s):

Yvonne Lewis, Alexandra Gower, Philippa Notten

Geography:

Global

Type:

Data, Strategy

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows, Policy, Climate

This report is a meta-analysis of six Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies to understand the environmental performance of single-use tableware and their alternatives. The studies are grouped in two distinct clusters: LCA studies comparing single-use tableware and LCA studies comparing single-use and reusable tableware.