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Containers of paper and paperboard, n.e.c.

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This document provides Product Category Rules (PCR) for the assessment of the environmental performance of UN CPC 32153 (Containers of paper and paperboard) and the declaration of this performance by an EPD. The scope excludes beverage cartons and crates for food as these product categories are already covered by other PCRs.

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PCR updated 2019-02-15

Version 2.3 of this PCR was published and may now be used to develop and register EPDs for this product category. See the document for a version history.

The new version is compliant with GPI 3.0 and the latest PCR basic modules. Version 2.2 is valid for a transition period of six months until 2019-08-15. Please contact the secretariat for further information.

Detailed information

Name: Containers of paper and paperboard, n.e.c.
CPC Codes:32153 Cartons, boxes, cases, record sleeves and other packing containers (except bags) of paper, paperboard, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres; box files, letter trays, and similar articles, of paper or paperboard of a kind used in offices, shops or
Date of publication: 2010-09-24
Registration number: 2010:17
Date of expiration: 2020-03-02
Version: 2.3
GPI version: General Programme Instructions 3 (2017-)
Based on: PCR Basic Module: Pulp, paper and paper products
Related PCR: Beverage cartons (valid until 2019-06-26; to be replaced by PCR for packaging)
Corrugated paper and paperboard
Processed paper and paperboard (expired 2019-02-23)
Uncoated kraftliner and other uncoated kraft paper, etc. (expired 2019-02-23)
Under development - Packaging
Crates for food
Other contributors:

Version 1.0: IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and The European Carton Makers Association (ECMA)

Geographical scope: Global
PCR committee: Life Cycle Engineering
Appointed PCR moderator: Stefano Rossi  Life Cycle Enginering

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