The global warming is a major problem and the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reduction becomes a priority for everyone.
- Who is this calculator aimed at?
It is aimed at the Parties Responsible for the Packaging, in particular at the VALORLUX members, and at the Packaging Collectors (municipalities / intermunicipal unions) that take part in the collection and recycling system set up by VALORLUX.
- A common measurement: the CO2e
The CO2-equivalent represents the amount of carbon dioxide (the CO2 is the best known gas) that would have the same relative warming effect as the basket of GHG actually emitted.
For example, 1000 km driven by a petrol car with a consumption of 6l/100km corresponds to a 180 kg CO2-equivalent emission.
- A comparison tool
You can calculate the real CO2 emissions related to the activities of collection, transportation, treatment and recycling of the packaging waste in the system set up by VALORLUX. This result is then compared with the CO2e emissions related to the production of similar quantities of new packaging materials with raw materials*.
- Personalized results
For a given year, each user can quantify the CO2e emissions (total and per material) avoided thanks to the recycling of his/her packaging.
If you are a VALORLUX member, you can ask for a CO2e reduction certificate. This certificate w ill be done on hand of the packaging quantities declared by the member.
* This calculation, which is based on the data of the literature, does not take into account space and time conditions.