New LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) compares single-use and reuse tableware packaging for takeaway in quick-service restaurants


 A full life cycle assessment (LCA) commissioned by the European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA) and carried out by the environmental consultancy Ramboll, compared the overall environmental effects of takeaway single-use and multiple-use packaging in an average quick-service restaurant (QSR) for 365 days in Europe.

The full LCA report is ISO 14040/44 compliant and has been subject to an external third-party panel composed of three renowned LCA experts and academics from Sweden, Italy and Germany respectively.