Taronga Zoo: Life Cycle Assessment of beverage serving options

Taronga Zoo wanted to consider sustainability criteria in its procurement decision-making for beverage packaging and serveware at its venues, so engaged Edge to conduct a life cycle assessment (LCA) of different options for selling and serving drinks. The study compared disposable bottles and cans, and post-mix machines with different disposable cups, assessing impacts from product manufacture to waste disposal. The client was keen to understand how the best option manufacturing-wise might change when waste management is considered. To tackle this, Edge created a simple tool that Taronga could use to factor various modes of different resource recovery, with final LCA scores recalculated dynamically.

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