Consists of an eco-design project of packaging used in the fast food sector in Catalonia, to find new packaging solutions that meet criteria for ecodesign and yet be economically and technically competitive. The project is supported by the Catalan Waste Agency.
The main objectives were to prevent the consumption and associated waste with fast-food packaging, obtain feasible packaging, viable and sustainable, and introduce a technical and creative method to develop packaging.
Three companies with different activity in the sector were chosen (Areas, Seda and Serhs), and a few designed containers were studied. Carbon footprint and water footprint had a significant decrease in all of them. These results are very favourable for the companies, since the fact of being able to minimize the volume of waste within the sector, facilitates the willing to implement these studies and promote sustainability as a result.
Therefore, the result obtained in the project will be applied to other companies and will support the sustainability and the industry in general.