The study presented in this chapter sought to assess the sustainability outcomes of different procurement models for primary school meals services in five European countries. Based on environmental impact analysis, this chapter reports on the size and composition of the carbon footprints of the procurement models and analyses the contributions to overall carbon emissions of the various activities in the supply chains for meals services. It was found that while the transportation of food by suppliers to schools contributed somewhat to overall carbon footprints, other variables have a more significant impact, in particular the amount of meat on the menu and the choice of waste disposal method. The chapter concludes by discussing which actions stakeholders should prioritize to improve the environmental impacts of public food procurement. The research for this chapter was funded under European Union H2020 grant agreement 678024.

Measuring and comparing the carbon footprints of different procurement models for primary school meals: analysis of cases across five European countries / Tregear, A.; Sayed, M.; Brennan, M.; Brečić, R.; Colić Barić, I.; Lučić, A.; Bituh, M.; Ilić, A.; Sinčić Ćorić, B.; Tsakiridou, E.; Mattas, K.; Papadopoulos, I.; Arfini, F.; Biasini, B.; Del Rio, D.; Donati, M.; Giopp, F.; Lanza, G.; Rosi, A.; Scazzina, F.; Filipović, J.; Aničić, Z.; Quarrie, S.; Bojović, R.. - Vol. 1:(2021), pp. 286-302.

Measuring and comparing the carbon footprints of different procurement models for primary school meals: analysis of cases across five European countries

Arfini F.;Biasini B.;Del Rio D.;Donati M.;Giopp F.;Lanza G.;Rosi A.;Scazzina F.;
2021

Abstract

The study presented in this chapter sought to assess the sustainability outcomes of different procurement models for primary school meals services in five European countries. Based on environmental impact analysis, this chapter reports on the size and composition of the carbon footprints of the procurement models and analyses the contributions to overall carbon emissions of the various activities in the supply chains for meals services. It was found that while the transportation of food by suppliers to schools contributed somewhat to overall carbon footprints, other variables have a more significant impact, in particular the amount of meat on the menu and the choice of waste disposal method. The chapter concludes by discussing which actions stakeholders should prioritize to improve the environmental impacts of public food procurement. The research for this chapter was funded under European Union H2020 grant agreement 678024.
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Measuring and comparing the carbon footprints of different procurement models for primary school meals: analysis of cases across five European countries / Tregear, A.; Sayed, M.; Brennan, M.; Brečić, R.; Colić Barić, I.; Lučić, A.; Bituh, M.; Ilić, A.; Sinčić Ćorić, B.; Tsakiridou, E.; Mattas, K.; Papadopoulos, I.; Arfini, F.; Biasini, B.; Del Rio, D.; Donati, M.; Giopp, F.; Lanza, G.; Rosi, A.; Scazzina, F.; Filipović, J.; Aničić, Z.; Quarrie, S.; Bojović, R.. - Vol. 1:(2021), pp. 286-302.
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