Environmental implications and market analysis of soft drink packaging systems in Mexico. A waste management approach


Adriana Laguna, Arturuo Palacios-Brun, David Munoz, Emiliano Detta-Silveria, Omar Romero-Hernandez, Sergio Romero Hernandez


life cycle assessment, Mexico, PET, soft drink packaging systems, waste management


International Journal of Life Cycle Assessments

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Policy Summary

This paper presents a waste management analysis of the packaging systems for soft drinks in Mexico, with emphasis on polyethylene terephtalate (PET) containers. An optimal degree of PET waste collection was identified as a result of considering different collecting rates and distances, at a point where minimum environmental impact occurs. This work can be used as a basis for decision making in environmental policy.

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