Chalmers Conferences, LCM 2013

Kenji Ohashi

Last modified: 2014-09-11


We launched new shampoo series, which bottle is made from Green-
Polyethylene (sugarcane-derived PE), in Oct. 2011. In order to confirm the
contribution to reduction of CO2 emissions and increment of water
consumption because of using Green-PE, we carried out life cycle CO2 and
water assessment of this shampoo and some bio-plastics. Green-PE can
decrease 0.13 kg of CO2 emissions instead of increasing 0.13 m3 of water
consumption compared to the fossil-derived PE bottle. We have to consider
the increase in other environmental impacts as well as climate change issue
in economic activities.


CO2 emissions; water consumption; shampoo; bio-plastics; data management


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