|Glass Packaging and Health|
As proven by results of several researches, European consumers prefer glass packaging over other packaging materials to keep food and beverages healthy and to contribute to a healthy lifestyle. They know glass does NOTHING to the food or drinks it contains, it alters NOTHING to the taste or vitamins it preserves. Glass does NOTHING to the environment and it is an inert material which guarantee no interaction with the product contained inside and with the environment.
However, health aspects are nearly always forgotten when talking about sustainability which is often only associated with environment. So while a cradle-to-cradle environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is doubtlessly one of the most efficient tools to measure the impact of a substance product or a service on the environment other aspects like economic and social sustainability (including health) are not currently taken into consideration.
In particular for packaging, environmental LCAs do not measure exposure to contaminants which can affect health for example, nor do they take into consideration the fact that in the case of the glass industry it is a local and integrated industry, giving employment to local people. These are some of the important elements to measure when assessing a product’s social sustainability.
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