Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME)
In 1990, the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment adopted the National Packaging Protocol - a set of six policies aimed at minimizing the environmental effects of packaging and achieving a significant reduction in the amount of packaging sent for disposal. To meet the conditions of the Protocol's policy, a sub-committee with the National Task Force on Packaging (the sub-committee on life-cycle analysis) was mandated to develop guidelines that would help establish environmental profiles for packaging and packaging materials. This document presents the results of the work of the sub-committee on life-cycle analysis. The guidelines described herein provide a framework for collecting, measuring, and evaluating information that will enable companies to develop environmental profiles. It provides guidance on initiating a profile, conducting a system inventory, identifying specific reduction measures and implementing the reduction measures.
Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME). 1994. Environmental Profiles: Guidelines to Help Industry Meet the Goals of the National Packaging Protocol. Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment