publication . Conference object . 2001

Top of the food chain: Product services in the food industry

Andrew Dixon; Matthew Simon;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2001
  • Country: United Kingdom
This paper aims to describe the environmental impact of the food industry supply chain and explore the potential for new product-service systems in the food sector, which has not been subject to a great deal of eco-design research. Data from a cross-sector analysis of UK industry, concentrating on the sectors representing the food industry supply chain, is utilised. These sectors are agriculture, food processing, retailing, food services, and kitchen equipment. The analysis combines economic and environmental data from the UK Environmental Accounts with information on design activity in the sectors, focusing on life cycle impact - the labour, energy and material...
free text keywords: GE, T1
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