This report aims to highlight the potential contribution of food waste reduction to improving the sustainability of agri-food sector, by integrating the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Cost (LCC) results and upscaling them to a higher system level, using Germany meat and EU tomatoes as examples.
This report provides an overview of the mass and energy flows, as well as GHG emissions, of these specific agri-food supply chains in 2016. Based on the understanding of these two agri-food supply chains’ environmental efficiency in 2016, this report further discusses the emission reduction potential of different mitigation strategies in an integrated and mass-balance framework.
Liu, G., Xue, L., Cao, Z., Prass, N., Gollnow, S., Davis, J., Scherhaufer, S., Östergren, K., De Menna, F., García Herrero, L., Vittuari, M., 2019: Integration of LCC and LCA results to higher system levels. REFRESH Deliverable 5.6