Can makers claim sustainability leadership

Steel food cans "the most eco-efficient" packaging for vegetables, independent study concludes

Steel cans provide the most eco-efficient way to deliver vegetables to consumers, according to an independent study carried out for European steel packaging organisation Apeal.

The claim is based on a life-cycle assessment of seven packaging options for carrots sold in the Netherlands by Dutch research institute TNO. It concludes that - allowing for international trade - canned carrots offer the best combination of low environmental impacts and low costs. Carrots packed in food pouches, laminate cartons or frozen in cartons performed worst.

Please sign in to access this article. To subscribe, view our subscription options, or take out a free trial.

Please enter your details

Forgotten password?

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
or call 020 8267 8120

Not a subscriber?

Take a free trial now to discover the critical insights and updates our coverage offers subscribers.