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Potential environmental gains from reducing food losses through development of new packaging – a life cycle model.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Technology and Science, Department of Energy, Environmental and Building Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8669-6656
Karlstad University, Faculty of Technology and Science, Department of Energy, Environmental and Building Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6469-9947
2010 (English)In: Packaging technology & science, ISSN 0894-3214, E-ISSN 1099-1522, Vol. 23, no 7, p. 403-411Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The environmental concern and development issues regarding packaging has for 20 years to a high extent been on packaging when it has become waste. To reduce the environmental impact from the whole food packaging system it is also important to develop the packaging’s ability to reduce food waste. In some cases it may be necessary to increase the environmental impact of packaging in order to reduce food waste. In this paper, the environmental impact of packaging and food losses and the balance between the two has been examined for five different food items. The results show that packaging’s that reduce food waste can be an important tool to reduce the total environmental impact, even if there is an increase in impact from the packaging itself. This is especially true for food items where the environ- mental impact of the food is high relative the packaging, for example cheese, and for food items with high losses, for example bread. It is important to analyse the risk of increasing food losses when pack- aging design changes, for example, when the aim is less packaging material, which is the main intention of the packaging and packaging waste directive of the European Union.

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Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2010. Vol. 23, no 7, p. 403-411
Keywords [en]
packaging development, LCA, food waste, consumer phase, model, environmental impact
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Engineering and Technology Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology Environmental Management
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Environmental and Energy Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-67455DOI: 10.1002/pts.906ISI: 000283671400004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-67455DiVA, id: diva2:1213280
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European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)Available from: 2018-06-04 Created: 2018-06-04 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved

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