An initial assessment of the environmental impact of grocery products

K Fisher, K James, R Sheane, J Nippress, S.R. Allen, J Cherruault, M Fishwick, R Lillywhite, C Sarrouy

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Abstract

This report presents a series of analyses with the common purpose of establishing which grocery products are likely to contribute most to the environmental impacts (carbon footprint or embodied carbon, embodied energy, water, materials use and waste) associated with UK household consumption. Understanding and prioritising these has enabled reduction actions, interventions and further research to be directed more effectively at those products with the greatest potential to influence overall consumption impacts.

The report includes a systematic review of 1,900 grocery carbon footprint data points for 191 products; believed to be the largest assessment of its kind at the time of publication.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBanbury
PublisherWaste and Resources Action Programme
Number of pages135
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Water
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Food
  • Grocery
  • embodied energy
  • Embodied Carbon

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    Fisher, K., James, K., Sheane, R., Nippress, J., Allen, S. R., Cherruault, J., Fishwick, M., Lillywhite, R., & Sarrouy, C. (2013). An initial assessment of the environmental impact of grocery products. Waste and Resources Action Programme. http://www.wrap.org.uk/sites/files/wrap/An%20initial%20assessment%20of%20the%20environmental%20impact%20of%20grocery%20products%20final_0.pdf