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Environmental Assessment and Management in the Food Industry by F Ziegler, J Berlin, U Sonesson

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Ecodesign of food products

M. Thrane,     Aalborg University, Denmark

A. Flysjö,     Arla Foods, Denmark

Abstract:

This chapter describes the characteristics of ecodesign, a tool for integration of environmental considerations in product development processes, and its relevance for the food sector. Similarities and differences between ecodesign and LCA are highlighted, and the chapter provides an example of how a specific ecodesign tool (based on eight design principles) can be applied to food products. Perspectives and future trends are addressed in the last section, followed by an overview of information sources that can be useful for companies that want to engage in ecodesign. The main target group of the chapter is the food industry, ...

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