Document Type


First Faculty Advisor

Dan McNally

Second Faculty Advisor

Stephanie Mott


LCA; environment; science


Bryant University

Rights Management



In this study, the environmental impacts of landfilled glass, ferrous metal, and plastic were evaluated and analyzed. This study utilized a life cycle assessment (LCA) approach to determine the environmental impacts of each beverage packaging. The beverage packaging materials glass, ferrous metals, and plastic were analyzed from an end of life of perspective. The significance of this study was to determine the extent and severity of the environmental impacts these materials have once deposited into a landfill. The information gained from this study determined which of the products was more sustainable from an end-of-life perspective. Ferrous metal was found to have the least environmental impact while plastic had the greatest impact.