LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT – LCA

IT'S NOT JUST ANOTHER PRODUCT
AND THAT’S A FACT.

UP TO 60% LESS CO2.

The WILDBAG not only cleans up the environment, but can also save CO2*. Whenever the WILDBAG is recycled, it emits up to 60% less CO2 than a comparable trash bag made of virgin plastic. This is the case even though WILDPLASTIC is transferred to us from many parts of the world. Below in the tables you can see how it compares to other products.

*Here, CO2 is synonymous with CO2 equivalents. A unit that makes various greenhouse gases comparable with each other by calculating down the climate impact to CO2 units.

THE FRAMEWORK.

The analysis refers to trash bags with a capacity of 35l. All steps from the extraction of raw materials, transport and production to the end of the life cycle were included. A distinction is made between incineration and recycling. If the trash bags are used for residual waste, they will most likely be incinerated. If they are used for the recycling bin, they will most likely be recycled.

THE METHOD.

The results were calculated using data provided by our partners and LCA databases. A scientific model was used to calculate the emissions.
The different reference products: 35l bag with new plastic and recycling bag are composed of samples from different drugstores and supermarkets.

THE BAGS IN COMPARISON.

The 35l WILDBAG

Material

Made from WILDPLASTIC

Weight per bag

19,17g

CO2 emissions when the bag is recycled after use

21,39g CO2e

CO2 emissions when the bag is incinerated after use

81,62g CO2e

Impact
  • cleans up the planet
  • supports collectors

35L Bag with virgin plastic (average from samples)

Material

High percentage of virgin plastic

Weight per bag

14,74g

CO2 emissions when the bag is recycled after use

52,03g CO2e

CO2 emissions when the bag is incinerated after use

98,36g CO2e

Impact
  • no further impact

35L Recycling Bag

Material

High percentage of recycling plastic

Weight per bag

19,75g

CO2 emissions when the bag is recycled after use

17,83g CO2e

CO2 emissions when the bag is incinerated after use

79,88g CO2e

Impact

no further impact

THE RESULTS.

Our goal is to clean up the planet. 
This is no justification for polluting the planet with more CO2 emissions.
The WILDBAG saves about 60% CO2 compared to an average bag with new plastic. This is true when both bags end up in recycling after use.
Compared to the recycling bag, WILDBAG emits slightly more CO2, which is due to the transport emissions.

The fact is, the most environmentally friendly garbage bag is the one you don’t use in the first place, for trash you don’t create in the first place. However if you do produce waste and want to clean up some at the same time, then the WILDBAG is WILD to take your trash to the bin!