treatment of waste polystyrene, sanitary landfill, UPR, ecoinvent 3.6, Undefined

ISIC4 categories:
E:Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities/38:Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery/382:Waste treatment and disposal/3821:Treatment and disposal of non-hazardous waste
CH - Switzerland
Reference year: 1994 - 2000

Location: CH - Switzerland
Inventoried waste contains 100% PS; .
waste composition (wet, in ppm): upper heating value 38.88 MJ/kg; lower heating value 38.67 MJ/kg; H2O 2000; O 38852; H 78046; C 868490; S 678.75; N 1942.6; P n.a.; B n.a.; Cl 1132.1; Br 882.12; F 14.25; I n.a.; Ag n.a.; As 1.8418; Ba 180.79; Cd 23.336; Co 30.622; Cr 39.613; Cu 107.56; Hg 0.82311; Mn 77.469; Mo n.a.; Ni 19.968; Pb 14.935; Sb 41.65; Se 2.0357; Sn 25.403; V 279.32; Zn 834.61; Be 0.48468; Sc n.a.; Sr 85.789; Ti 969.36; Tl 0.38774; W n.a.; Si n.a.; Fe 3611.5; Ca n.a.; Al 193.87; K n.a.; Mg n.a.; Na 1420.6;
Share of carbon in waste that is biogenic 0%.
Overall degradability of waste during 100 years: 1%.
[The full documentation of this dataset was originally provided in the corresponding ecoinvent report from the Swiss Centre for Life Cycle Inventories, which is accessible for free to guests and users of ecoinvent version 2 ( The dataset may subsequently have been subjected to central changes to the database, as described in the respective change report for each new release.]
Undefined unit processes (UPRs) are the unlinked, multi-product activity datasets that form the basis for all of the system models available in the ecoinvent database. This is the way the datasets are obtained and entered into the database by the data providers. These activity datasets are useful for investigating the environmental impacts of a specific activity (gate-to-gate), without regard to its upstream or downstream impacts.


Swiss municipal sanitary landfill for biogenic or untreated municipal waste ('reactive organic landfill'). Landfill gas and leachate collection system. Recultivation and monitoring for 150 years after closure.

Process type
Supported nomenclature
ecoinvent 3.6
LCI modeling approach
Before modeling
Multifunctional modeling
Aggregation type
Data provider
Review status
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