Guidance

This KPI is to be answered only once per responder, either at the product level or at the category level.  If answered at the product level, batch edit can be used for products that have the same answers for this KPI. If answered at the category level, batch edit is recommended to ensure all products in the BPC category have the same answer.


The total point value earned for PKG 2d-h equals the total percentage of PCR, PIR, and sustainably sourced renewable content across all materials multiplied by 12 (product level) or 8 (category level).  This value is calculated by:


% wood/paper composition x (% PCR or PIR content + % sustainably sourced renewable content)

+ % plastic composition x (% PCR content + % PIR content + % sustainably sourced renewable content)

+ % glass composition x (% PCR content + % PIR content)

+ % metal composition x (% PCR content + % PIR content)

+ % other materials composition x (% PCR content + % PIR content + % sustainably sourced renewable content)


For example, at the product level, if the total percentage of PCR, PIR or sustainably sourced renewable content across all materials is 25%, then the points earned for PKG 2d-h would be 25% x 12 points available = 3 points earned.


Product sales packaging, which is defined as packaging that leaves a store with the consumer, is to be considered.  For products that are shipped directly to an end consumer, include the transportation-related packaging.


Perform the calculations for this KPI in two steps:


Step 1. Enter the percentage composition for each component type in this product or category's sales packaging:

PKG 2d1:  Wood or paper

PKG 2e1:  Plastic

PKG 2f1:  Glass

PKG 2g1:  Metal

PKG 2h1:  Other materials


Step 2. Enter the percentage by mass of each material type in this product or category's sales packaging that is PCR, PIR, or sustainably sourced renewable content.  For this step, be sure to enter the percentage of content based on each respective component type.  Do not enter percentages based on the total mass of this product or category's sales packaging.

PKG 2d2:  Post-consumer or post-industrial recycled content

PKG 2e2, PKG 2f2, PKG 2g2, PKG 2h2:  Post-consumer recycled content

PKG 2e3, PKG 2f3, PKG 2g3, PKG 2h3:  Post-industrial recycled content

PKG 2d3, PKG 2e4, PKG 2h4:  Sustainably sourced renewable content


For this KPI, post-consumer recycled content is defined by ISO 14021:2016 or the Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability 2.0 and post-industrial (pre-consumer) recycled content is defined by ISO 14021:2016.  Sustainably sourced renewable content is defined by the Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability 2.0.  Sustainable sourcing may be demonstrated by second or third party verification that the raw material has been harvested or producted legally and in a way that minimizes damage to the environment, workers, and communities.


  • Calculate PKG 2d1, PKG 2e1, PKG 2f1, PKG 2g1, and PKG 2h1, as the mass of the packaging composition for each component type in the sales packaging for this product or category, divided by the total mass of the sales packaging for this product or category, then multiply by 100.
  • For H1, "other materials" include, but are not limited, to textile packaging.
  • Calculate PKG 2e2, PKG 2f2, PKG 2g2, PKG 2h2 as the mass of post-consumer recycled content for each component type in this product or category's sales packaging, divided by the total mass of each respective component type in this product or category's sales packaging, then multiply by 100.
  • For PKG 2d2, sum the mass of post-consumer recycled and post-industrial recycled wood or paper content in this product or category's sales packaging and divide this value by the total mass of wood or paper in this product or category's sales packaging.
  • Calculate PKG 2e3, PKG 2f3, PKG 2h3 and PKG 2g3 as the mass of post-industrial recycled content for each component type in this product or category's sales packaging, divided by the total mass of each respective component type in this product or category's sales packaging, then multiply by 100.
  • Calculate PKG 2d3, PKG 2e4 and PKG 2h4 as the mass of sustainably sourced renewable content for each component type in this product or category's sales packaging, divided by the total mass of each respective component type in this product or category's sales packaging , then multiply by 100.

Resources

ISO 14021:2016:  ISO 14021 provides criteria for self-declared environmental claims, including recyclable claims, recycled content claims, and recovered energy claims.


Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability:  The Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability provides metrics and a framework for businesses on the relative sustainability of packaging.


ISO 18602:2013:  ISO 18602 provides criteria for optimization of packaging systems.  It outlines a procedure for reduction of packaging material weight or volume while taking into consideration packaging function.  It also provides assessment methodology for substances hazardous to the environment and heavy metals.


Definitions

Post-consumer recycled (PCR) content:  Materials obtained from a product that has been disposed of after its intended consumer use.


Post-industrial recycled (PIR) content:  Materials obtained from a manufacturing process that has been disposed of after its intended use.


Sales packaging:  Packaging that leaves a store with the consumer (Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability 2.0:2011).


Sustainably sourced renewable content:  Materials obtained from living biomass that is continually replenished at a rate equal to, or great than the rate of depletion.