Preventing environmental impacts of products by proper packaging

Conclusions from LCA case studies as main rationale for packaging designer toolbox

Juha-Matti Katajajuuri, Frans Silvenius, Heta-Kaisa Koivupuro, Rabbe Thun, Kaisa Grönman, Risto Soukka, Terhen Järvi-Kääriäinen, Margareetta Ollila, Mika Kuisma, Olli Miettinen, Marja Pitkänen, Helena Wessman

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Abstract

A toolbox is being developed to support packaging and product designers, when assessing environmental impacts of the entire value chain of the food product. One main rationale of the project is to minimise environmental impacts of food products by suitable packaging. Environmental impacts of three food products (bread, ham, Soygurt drink) and their packaging alternatives with recovery options are assessed by LCA in separate case studies. One unique element within these case studies was a consumer survey on the amounts of food waste of the selected product groups generated at households, as a function of different sizes of packaging. The results of our study show that the amount of food waste is found to be a dominating factor when comparing environmental impacts of different food packaging solutions and this observation is among main rationales of the toolbox.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th IAPRI World Conference on Packaging
PublisherScientific Research Publishing
Pages480-483
ISBN (Print)978-1-935068-36-5
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event17th IAPRI World Conference on Packaging - Tianjin, China
Duration: 12 Oct 201015 Oct 2010

Conference

Conference17th IAPRI World Conference on Packaging
CountryChina
CityTianjin
Period12/10/1015/10/10

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Keywords

  • Packaging design
  • food losses
  • environmental impacts
  • sustainability

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Katajajuuri, J-M., Silvenius, F., Koivupuro, H-K., Thun, R., Grönman, K., Soukka, R., ... Wessman, H. (2010). Preventing environmental impacts of products by proper packaging: Conclusions from LCA case studies as main rationale for packaging designer toolbox. In Proceedings of the 17th IAPRI World Conference on Packaging (pp. 480-483). Scientific Research Publishing.
Katajajuuri, Juha-Matti ; Silvenius, Frans ; Koivupuro, Heta-Kaisa ; Thun, Rabbe ; Grönman, Kaisa ; Soukka, Risto ; Järvi-Kääriäinen, Terhen ; Ollila, Margareetta ; Kuisma, Mika ; Miettinen, Olli ; Pitkänen, Marja ; Wessman, Helena. / Preventing environmental impacts of products by proper packaging : Conclusions from LCA case studies as main rationale for packaging designer toolbox. Proceedings of the 17th IAPRI World Conference on Packaging. Scientific Research Publishing, 2010. pp. 480-483
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Preventing environmental impacts of products by proper packaging : Conclusions from LCA case studies as main rationale for packaging designer toolbox. / Katajajuuri, Juha-Matti; Silvenius, Frans; Koivupuro, Heta-Kaisa; Thun, Rabbe; Grönman, Kaisa; Soukka, Risto; Järvi-Kääriäinen, Terhen; Ollila, Margareetta; Kuisma, Mika; Miettinen, Olli; Pitkänen, Marja; Wessman, Helena.

Proceedings of the 17th IAPRI World Conference on Packaging. Scientific Research Publishing, 2010. p. 480-483.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

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