The Environmental Label: a tool to communicate the environmental impact of food for the Italian market

Marco Trevisan, Chiara Corbo, Sara Corrado, Paola Riscazzi, Emmanuel Pauze

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Abstract

AgrowingnumberofCompaniesisnowadayscommittedtoevaluatetheimpactoftheirproduction,drivenbydifferentforcesasthegrowingdemandforgreenproductsbythemarketandthepressurefromtheInstitutionsinpromotingamoresustainableproductionandconsumptionmodel. Environmentalassessmentandcommunicationarestrictlyrelated.Aproperenvironmentalcommunicationstrategyisnecessarytoallowmoreinformedchoicesandtoencouragethegrowthofa"greenmarket". ConsideringthatinEuropethefoodsectoraccountsfor20%-30%ofallenvironmentalimpactsfromconsumptions(ESTOandIPTS,2006),consciousproductschoicescanleadtoasignificantreductionoftheenvironmentalpressurecausedbythissector. Consideringtheexpansionofthegreenmarketandthegrowingimportanceofenvironmentalinformationinthefoodsector,in2012theEnvironmentalLabelforfoodwasbornbytheinitiativeoftheItalianConsultancyCompanySPRIMandtheInstituteofAgrarianandEnvironmentalChemistryoftheUniversitàCattolicadelSacroCuore(Piacenza,Italy). Thelabel,simpletounderstandbyconsumers,hasbeendesignedtobeplaceddirectlyonfoodpackaging,inordertoallowcomparisonbetweenproductsand,consequently,tosupportmoreinformedchoices.Areportaboutthecalculationisavailableonthewebsite.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteSETAC Europe 19th LCA Case Study Symposium
Pagine186-187
Numero di pagine2
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2013
EventoSetac Europe 19th LCA case study symposium - Roma
Durata: 11 nov 201313 nov 2013

Convegno

ConvegnoSetac Europe 19th LCA case study symposium
CittàRoma
Periodo11/11/1313/11/13

Keywords

  • Environmental label
  • Life Cycle Assessment

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