THE METHODOLOGY

Data provided on PLASTEAX are of the best in class available at a given time. Here is why:

Science

Our methodology is developed on solid scientific basis by experts in the field of life cycle assessment and ecodesign

Credibility

Our results are validated and endorsed by the leader organizations in the fight against plastic pollution

Transparency

The process we use to obtain our data is fully described and available for anyone to study and to use

The methodology is from the “United Nations Environment Programme (2020). National guidance for plastic pollution hotspotting and shaping action - Introduction report. Boucher J.; M. Zgola, et al. United Nations Environment Programme” and is a publicly available methodological framework with calculation modules and tools free for any technical, policy and business users. It was funded by the Norwegian government.

Below you can find a series of documents to understand the value of the methodology used to create the PLASTEAX datasets.

Macro-plastic leakage modelling

Macro-plastic leakage modelling

Key parameters to be used (release rates & littering rates) when modelling macro-plastic leakage both at corporate/product level and national level.

Generic dataset

Generic dataset

Overview of existing methodologies for MWI (Mismanaged Waste Index) calculation. Presentation of the approach chosen within PLASTEAX for generic datasets.

Best in class dataset

Best in class dataset

Description of the PLASTEAX methodology to generate polymer and application specific waste management metrics

Micro-plastic leakage modelling

Micro-plastic leakage modelling

Key parameters to be used (loss rates & release rates) when modelling micro-plastic leakage | Available soon

Plastic Circularity

Plastic Circularity

Benchmark of methodologies for assessing plastic circularity | Available soon