Life cycle assessment

An essential part of the Eco-Score

A product’s Eco-Score is based on its life cycle assessment and the bonus-malus system. Life cycle assessment examines the various phases a food product goes through from farm to fork. What is the environmental impact of the farming activities required to make the product? Is the packaging eco-friendly? And what factors does life cycle assessment consider exactly? Read all about it.

Agriculture

A product’s life cycle assessment is mainly determined by the impact of the farming activities related to it. Find out how agriculture affects the Eco-Score.

Life cycle assessment :an essential part of the Eco-Score
Life cycle assessment :an essential part of the Eco-Score

Processing

Having been harvested, most products require processing. Does that involve a lot of energy or water, or the use of chemicals?

Packaging

What materials are needed to package the product? Are special methods required to produce those materials? Naturally, packaging also leaves its mark on a product’s life cycle assessment.

Life cycle assessment :an essential part of the Eco-Score
Life cycle assessment :an essential part of the Eco-Score

Transportation

Not only the distance a product travels matters; the method of transportation also weighs in. Discover more.

Sales & consumption

As cooled products require more energy than, for example, dry food, they have a greater environmental impact, not unlike food that goes to waste. Find out why.

Life cycle assessment :an essential part of the Eco-Score

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Bonus-malus

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Products

What is the Eco-Score of potato chips? And what about tomato sauce? And how does mayonnaise manage to get a C label? Learn all about it.