Project Methode milieu foodprint tuinbouw producten

Projectnummer
TU17005

Missie
D. Gewaardeerd, gezond en veilig voedsel

MMIP primair
D1. Waardecreatie en verdienvermogen

MMIP secundair

Startdatum project
01-01-2018

Einddatum project
31-12-2022

Projectleider
Irina Verweij-Novikova

Website
https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/kennisonline/Methodology-for-environmental-footprint.htm

Status project

Samenvatting project
The project will deliver sector-specific guidelines (standard) approved by the European Commission to enable for unambiguous calculations of Product Environmental Footprints for Cut flowers and Potted Plants. The Guidelines will become publicly available after the approval by the European Commission.
In addition, for fruits & vegetables domain there is a continuous process of creating awareness on environmental footprinting and on-going testing through various cases of the methodology as released in 2020. Aligning the developments in the methodology for both categories of horticultural products: Cut Flowers and Potted Plants and Fruits and Vegetables is planned in the end of 2022.

Doel van het project
Goal of the PPS project :
– Floriculture: Development in accordance with the EC rules the PEFCR for “Cut Flowers and Potted Plants” to be approved by the EC by summer 2022
• Ensure for the 6 supporting studies in line with the 1st Draft PEFCR Guidelines
• Ensure for the review of all deliverables within the PEFCR Development in accordance with new Guidelines
• Ensure for the work of the additional TS Member (NGO)
• Ensure for the proper revision of the RP studies required by the new release of the secondary data scheduled by summer 2021
• Ensure for the delivery of 1st, 2nd and Final Draft PEFCR
– Fruits and vegetables: Continue creating awareness on environmental footprinting and ensure for testing of the developed methodology
• Test case 1
• Test case 2
• Test case 3
– Aligning the developments in the methodology for both categories of horticultural products: Cut Flowers and Potted Plants and Fruits and Vegetables
• Revise HFCR document

Relatie met missie/motivatie
Life cycle assessment (LCA), or environmental footprint analysis, is a widely acknowledged methodology to assess, benchmark, and monitor the environmental impact. In LCA approach, each stage of the product is analysed: cultivation (planting, growing, harvesting and post-harvest handling), storage, packing, distribution, retailing, use and end-of-life. Understanding and measuring the impact of each of the stage on e.g. climate change and also on water and land use, but also incorporating the knowledge on recyclability of packaging, on waste at the post-harvest handling, at the transport or retail – all contribute to a better picture on sustainability of the product. This project develops the rules that are to be used in assessing the footprint of horticultural products. These rules thus form the basis for understanding and measuring the impacts of sustainability.

Geplande resultaten
Goal of the PPS project has been further adjusted as following.
– Floriculture: Development in accordance with the EC rules the PEFCR for “Cut Flowers and Potted Plants” to be approved by the EC by summer 2022
• Ensure for the 6 supporting studies in line with the 1st Draft PEFCR Guidelines
• Ensure for the review of all deliverables within the PEFCR Development in accordance with new Guidelines
• Ensure for the work of the additional TS Member (NGO)
• Ensure for the proper revision of the RP studies required by the new release of the secondary data scheduled by summer 2021
• Ensure for the delivery of 1st, 2nd and Final Draft PEFCR
– Fruits and vegetables: Continue creating awareness on environmental footprinting and ensure for testing of the developed methodology
• Test case 1
• Test case 2
• Test case 3
– Aligning the developments in the methodology for both categories of horticultural products: Cut Flowers and Potted Plants and Fruits and Vegetables
• Revise HFCR document

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