Food

Our food has both direct and indirect impacts on the environment when it is produced and transported. The environment is affected by retail operations and by waste generated in the consumer chain. A great deal is happening in the environmental area in the food industry. Production, packaging and transportation all have significant environmental impacts.

Lunch sandwich in recyclable packaging

In Britain, the triangular sandwich is a classic form of lunch. Customers want to see what the sandwich looks like in the shop, and the packaging must meet food hygiene standards. For many years, sandwiches have been presented in plastic packaging. But this is now about to change. Marks & Spencer, in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and the...

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Sustainable packaging materials

Single-use products and packaging are used throughout society. We expect them to be durable and protect other products, e.g. food. The most common plastic and paper materials have many benefits, but they make up a significant proportion of the waste we generate. Ecolean has developed ecologically-sustainable food packaging. The company is replacing as much as possible of the original,...

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The Swedish project Advantage Environment provides information about existing and future products designed to reduce environmental impacts.

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