LCA of Ready-to-Serve Lasagne Bolognese Packed in Aluminium Foil Containers

Posted by aichatou.ndiaye
Type: 
Full LCA not available on the web
Comparative: 
no
Publication year: 
2009
Language: 
English
Code: 
Package/Container (not paper specific)
Product: 
Ready-to-serve Lasagna Bolognese
Quality and sources
Is the study a: 
Quick LCA
Was a critical review performed?: 
No
Sponsor name(s): 
EAFA
Sponsor type: 
Company
Practitioner(s): 
ESU
Practitioner(s) type: 
Company
Summary
Functional unit: 
the preparation of 1 kg ready- to-serve lasagne Bolognese ready to consume in single portions of 400g or 1000g
Goal and scope of the summary: 
This study investigates the environmental performance of the packaging with respect to its function within the life cycle of ready-to-serve lasagne and the environmental relevance of stages and interdependencies within the life cycle of ready-to-serve lasagne while taking consumption patterns into consideration. Due to its market relevance lasagne Bolognese is considered.


In conclusion the most relevant aspect in the life cycle of ready-to-serve lasagne is the production of lasagne itself for the most indicators. In descending order of importance for the most indicators handling in the household is followed by distribution and selling. The relevance of packaging is comparably low in all categories.
In order to improve the environmental performance of the consumption of lasagne the consumer can buy size-adequate portion packages to avoid wastage of food and optimize the energy consumption for the storage and preparation of lasagne. Packaging manufacturers can contribute to an improvement by e.g further optimizing the packaging.

Material impact(s): 
Global warming
Raw material impact level: 
Low
Manufacturing impact(s): 
Eutrophication
Manufacturing impact level: 
High
Shipping impact(s): 
Ozone layer depletion
Shipping impact level: 
High
End of life impact(s): 
Global warming
End of life impact level: 
Medium
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