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Carbon footprint and environmental impacts of print products from cradle to grave. Results from the LEADER project (part 1)

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Abstract

The report presents the main results of the LEADER project that was ongoing in Finland between the years 2007-2010. The aim of the project was to study the environmental impacts occurring during the life cycle of print products. The scope of the project was focused on printed media products. In the study, life cycle assessments and carbon footprints were calculated for five case products: heatset offset printed magazine, coldset offset printed newspaper, sheetfed offset printed book, electrophotography printed photobook and rotogravure printed advertisement. The environmentally extended input-output model ENVIMAT was applied to provide an estimate of the environmental impacts related to the production and consumption of print products in Finland. Additionally, the development of environmental performance within different printing methods is evaluated and the environmental indicators specific for the printing phase are discussed. (orig.)
Authors:
Pihkola, H; Nors, M; Kujanpaeae, M; Helin, T; Kariniemi, M; Pajula, T; [1]  Dahlbo, H; Koskela, S [2] 
  1. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo (Finland)
  2. Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki (Finland)
Publication Date:
Dec 15, 2010
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
VTT-TIED-2560
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 84 refs.
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CARBON FOOTPRINT; LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; PRINTING AND PUBLISHING INDUSTRY; PAPER INDUSTRY
OSTI ID:
1010372
Research Organizations:
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo (Finland)
Country of Origin:
Finland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-951-38-7669-2; ISBN 978-951-38-7670-8; TRN: FI1103031
Availability:
Available at http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/tiedotteet/2010/T2560.pdf or from VTT's Knowledge Solutions. e-mail: julkaisut@vtt.fi
Submitting Site:
FI
Size:
[243] p. pages
Announcement Date:
Apr 04, 2011

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Citation Formats

Pihkola, H, Nors, M, Kujanpaeae, M, Helin, T, Kariniemi, M, Pajula, T, Dahlbo, H, and Koskela, S. Carbon footprint and environmental impacts of print products from cradle to grave. Results from the LEADER project (part 1). Finland: N. p., 2010. Web.
Pihkola, H, Nors, M, Kujanpaeae, M, Helin, T, Kariniemi, M, Pajula, T, Dahlbo, H, & Koskela, S. Carbon footprint and environmental impacts of print products from cradle to grave. Results from the LEADER project (part 1). Finland.
Pihkola, H, Nors, M, Kujanpaeae, M, Helin, T, Kariniemi, M, Pajula, T, Dahlbo, H, and Koskela, S. 2010. "Carbon footprint and environmental impacts of print products from cradle to grave. Results from the LEADER project (part 1)." Finland.
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title = {Carbon footprint and environmental impacts of print products from cradle to grave. Results from the LEADER project (part 1)}
author = {Pihkola, H, Nors, M, Kujanpaeae, M, Helin, T, Kariniemi, M, Pajula, T, Dahlbo, H, and Koskela, S}
abstractNote = {The report presents the main results of the LEADER project that was ongoing in Finland between the years 2007-2010. The aim of the project was to study the environmental impacts occurring during the life cycle of print products. The scope of the project was focused on printed media products. In the study, life cycle assessments and carbon footprints were calculated for five case products: heatset offset printed magazine, coldset offset printed newspaper, sheetfed offset printed book, electrophotography printed photobook and rotogravure printed advertisement. The environmentally extended input-output model ENVIMAT was applied to provide an estimate of the environmental impacts related to the production and consumption of print products in Finland. Additionally, the development of environmental performance within different printing methods is evaluated and the environmental indicators specific for the printing phase are discussed. (orig.)}
place = {Finland}
year = {2010}
month = {Dec}
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