A Database Tool for Raising Awareness on the Life Cycle Environmental Impacts of Household Packaging Waste

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Provided by: Hindawi Publishing
Topic: Data Management
Format: PDF
Packaging is a key stage of the life cycle of a product regarding its environmental impact. Also, the contribution of the households in the success of packaging recycling programs is well documented. The aim of this paper is the presentation of the development of a computer-aided tool that assists consumers in minimizing their everyday environmental impact via the environmental assessment of the products' packaging coupled with the recycling behavior of the consumer. The tool has been developed in Microsoft Access and consists of a user-friendly interface and four databases which contain data on the packaging materials of consumer products and their weights alongside with data for the recycling rates of various waste packaging materials in Greece.
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