Pro.Mo, the Unionplast member group that brings together a large majority of Italy’s disposable plastic tableware manufacturers, supports research in a variety of fields, with an ambitious aim: supplying objective information to help the many players interested in food packaging related themes "see beyond the appearance". Among such themes, environmental issues are of special interest, nowadays, and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a valuable approach to study them.

The comparative LCA study of different types of tableware, conducted with the technical support of consulting company QuotaSette was subjected to a critical review process by SGS, a global leader in testing and certification services, which followed the process of approval for conformity to UNI EN ISO 14044, 14040 e ISO/TS 14071.

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For a more detailed account, the unabridged version of the LCA study can be downloaded filling the form on the right side.