The report shows how flexible packaging offers the ‘perfect fit’ solution to sustainability challenges today. It provides a simple and adaptable answer to portioning, preservation and demands for convenience.
The “Comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of different Pouches and alternative packaging systems for food (Pasta Sauce and Olives) on the European market” conducted by ifeu Heidelberg investigates the environmental performance of multi-material flexible pouch systems used for Pasta Sauce and Olives and compares it with those of alternative packaging systems i.e. glass jars and steel cans.
A life cycle assessment study, carried out by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (ifeu), shows flexible pouches are better packaging options, in terms of environmental performance, for olives and pasta sauce. The new study, which investigates the environmental performance and impacts of multi-material pouches used for pasta sauce and olives, and compares them with alternative packaging systems, has found flexible pouches offer clear advantages.