Various indicators are important for an indication of the sustainability of a product, such as:
- influence on climate change, measured in CO2 equivalents
- influence on acidification, measured in SO2 equivalents
- use harmful substances
- influence on eutrophication, measured in N equivalents
- water consumption
- etc etc.
A good indication of the sustainability of a product is a life cycle analysis, in which the entire process from creation to disposal is calculated on the basis of various sustainability indicators. With a good life cycle analysis, up to 14 indicators can be calculated. It has been calculated for the Bolayo cultivation pot that it does not contribute to eutrophication and has a significantly lower score on CO2 equivalents. This makes the Bolayo cultivation pot an additional sustainable choice in addition to preventing plastic use and circularity.