The final report of the study, which has been created in accordance with the new methodological requirements of the UBA and approved by the latter, has been reviewed and updated in 2020.
Object of investigation and result
Juices and nectars
Clear advantage in terms of climate protection
The results across all impact categories
Who is the FKN?
The FKN has two subsidiaries:
ReCarton GmbH has been handling the recycling of used beverage cartons from the Dual System since the early 1990s.
What exactly was examined?
IIt contains all environmental burdens during:
Minimum Standard – Why?
After three years of research, the Federal Environmental Agency published extended requirements for the preparation of life cycle assessments (UBA text 19/2016). It contains mandatory rules of procedure, which standardise the quality of the studies, bring their results to a comparable level and enable the development of verifiable assessments.
Beverage carton producers are first in this sector to meet these new requirements. Due to the pilot character of the study, the UBA was involved in the process from the beginning on.
What about recycling?
Despite the high recycling rates (currently 77.7%), the influence of recycling on the overall ecological result for beverage cartons is relatively low.
New on the shelf
Tropicana has launched its first range of shelf-stable juices, opening up new markets for the global brand. The shelf-stable juices launched at all major retailers in the UK in mid-2023.
WOVO by Campomayor, Spain
Liquid egg pioneer Campomayor has teamed up with Spanish food scientists to develop the world’s first dairy alternative made from egg whites. WOVO was launched in April 2023 in national retailers across Spain including Carrefour Hypermarkets, Gadis, Froiz and Vegalsa-Eroski chains.
The German manufacturer and supplier of sustainable products introduced the new ‘Mild Herbs’ Paperdent mouthwash in 500ml D-PAK™ cartons in August 2023. The carton enables LUORO to save more than 80 percent plastic compared to the usual packaging for mouthwash products.