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Study proves aluminium household foil a sustainable sandwich wrap option

An ideal partner for protection, convenience and efficiency

A study undertaken by IFEU (The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research) to measure the relative environmental performance of two different sandwich packs: aluminium household foil and a rigid plastic lunchbox, found that aluminium foil performs very favourably in terms of environmental impact and should be considered a sustainable and convenient alternative product for packed lunches. The IFEU project manager Frank Wellenreuther wrote in the recommendations section of the LCA: From an environmental point of view the aluminium foil performs no worse than the plastic box to which it is compared.  

The environmental impacts due to the aluminium foil are lower than those of the plastic box in most relevant environmental impact categories and equal in the remaining ones ...

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Information about ifeuThe Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU) is a non-profit ecological research institute. It was founded in 1978 as an independent center of excellence for environmental research by scientists from the University of Heidelberg. Currently, IFEU has a staff of more than 70, mostly scientists in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, geography, and engineering.

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