What can SPOC do?
SPOC is a generally applicable tool for calculating the environmental impact of packaging. It is a flexible tool with which a user can calculate his specific packaging solution in a short time as desired. SPOC is based on the procedure of the standards DIN 14040, DIN ISO 14044, DIN ISO 14067 and also adheres to the more detailed calculation recommendations of the European ILCD manual.
SPOC includes all elements essential for assessing the sustainability of packaging, such as packaging materials, processing and transport, in the calculation. All standard materials such as paper, plastic, glass, metal, but also recycled materials and biomaterials can be included in the calculation. Special materials are continuously supplemented for the calculation. In addition, it is possible to include your own material and process data. SPOC also makes the influence of the various end-of-life variants such as reusable, landfilling, composting, different thermal disposal routes and recycling on the greenhouse gases transparent.
What is SPOC's goal?
The primary goal of SPOC is that users can independently and independently quickly determine the CO2 footprint and energy expenditure for the production of planned and used packaging.
The results of SPOC are used to compare packaging solutions and are suitable for identifying the differences by varying material choice, material quantity, improved recyclability and use of recycled materials or bio-based raw materials. It can be used to identify the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions and the largest consumers of resources. This makes it possible to develop sustainable packaging.
What can SPOC not do?
Spoc does not replace life cycle assessment. However, SPOC immediately provides results that show whether a new packaging idea is going in the right direction.
The comparison of several packaging solutions provides reproducible data based on the clearly comprehensible procedure, which fairly discloses advantages and disadvantages.
Important: The CO2 values calculated by SPOC are not suitable for publication to the public, as the requirements of the ISO standards for the publication of CO2 footprints required for publication are not met. A guarantee or warranty on the results achieved by SPOC cannot be given due to the use of average values instead of specific data of the various processes and materials.