Assessment of the Material Footprint and Carbon Footprint for Selected Food Packages

  • Project no.450943
  • Duration 07/2016 - 02/2017

On behalf of the Bundesverband Glasindustrie e.V. (BV Glas) the Wuppertal Institute analyses the material footprint (material use) and carbon footprint (global warming potential) of glass packages within the food sector. We compare the glass packages to alternatives made of plastics, metal and cardboard. Efficiency potentials along the supply chain will be analysed and guidance will be formulated for improved glass products.