Life Cycle Assessment of North American Aluminum Cans

This report documents the average life cycle inventory (LCI) and life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) results of 1,000 aluminum beverage cans manufactured in North America (U.S. and Canada) in the reference year 2016.

The study was commissioned by the Aluminum Association (AA) to update a previous study published in 2014 to respond to increasing market demand for up-to-date life cycle data on the environmental performance of products.

The goal of this study is to provide current life cycle inventory data for beverage cans to help the aluminum industry and its stakeholders, life cycle assessment practitioners, academic researchers and other interested parties better understand the potential environmental impacts of aluminum cans and their improvement over time.

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