Air Products launches online calculator for food industries


Air Products has launched an interactive, online tool to allow food manufacturers to assess which packing provides the best solution for minimising food waste and reducing the carbon footprint of a product.

Unveiled last week (26th Feb), the new tool will help both start-ups and major brands to calculate the packaging solution with the smallest environmental impact simply by entering the food product type, the product weight and the packaging type.

The tool, which is driven by verified, independent data from a range of sustainability studies as well as Air Product’s own research, produces a comparative graph displaying both the food waste and packing impact on carbon dioxide emissions.

According to a statement, the calculator then produces a snapshot of related sustainability benchmarks to highlight the overall environmental impact of each packaging solution.

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