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Interview and questionnaire guide: Quantification of food losses and waste in primary production

This is the third and final report from the Nordic projects on side flows (“food waste”) in the primary production sector in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. It is a guide to questionnaires and interviews containing a library of questions that can be used in such studies, giving reasons behind most of the questi...

Food losses and waste in primary production.

Case studies on carrots, onions, peas, cereals and farmed fish

This is a technical report on the case studies from the Nordic project “Food losses and waste in primary production” (Franke et al. 2016). The project is financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers through the Nordic Green Growth Programme. One purpose of the project was to test data collection methods on food losse...

Comparison of recycling and incineration of PET bottles

This project has been commissioned by Infinitum AS, the corporation that runs the deposit recycling scheme for beverage containers in Norway. The study is closely connected to previous work documented in the report “LCA of beverage container production, collection and treatment systems” (Raadal et al., 2016a) and su...

Notat tilleggsanalyser til OR 14.16 Ver. 1.0 ( LCA of beverage container production, collection and treatment systems )

Ver.1.0

Østfoldforskning har, på oppdrag for Infinitum AS, gjennomført følgende tilleggsanalyser til studien «LCA of beverage container production, collection and treatment systems» (Raadal et al., 2016): Beregning av sparte CO2-utslipp når energien fra forbrenning av PET-flasker benyttes til varmeproduksjon som erstatning...

Food losses and waste in primary production

Data collection in the Nordic countries

This the main report from a Nordic Project, financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers, on food waste in primary production of food in  Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The term “side flow” was adapted because it is more precise and less confusing for farmers and other involved parties. The project made definit...

LCA of beverage container production, collection and treatment systems

The primary objective of this study is to assess and compare the potential environmental impact of beverage container production with different collection and treatment systems in Norway. Three major systems for collection and treatment of PET bottles have been analysed:• Collection of PET bottles using Infinitum’s...

Food Waste in Norway 2010-2015

Final Report from the ForMat Project

This is the final report from the ForMat Project on trends in amounts and composition of edible food waste in Norway. The report covers a period of six years, from 2010 to 2015, and presents results from four stages in the value chain: food industry, wholesale, retail and households.   Food waste in Norway (industry...

Food waste and date labelling: Issues affecting the durability

The purpose of the project has been to identify how date labelling legislation on food is practised in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and how the durability can be affected in the food supply chain. The project recommends enhanced guidance for manufacturers, retailers and consumers. When prolonging the durabili...

Resource recovery and life cycle assessment in co-treatment of organic waste substrates for biogas versus incineration value chains in Poland and Norway

The BioTEnMaRe project (Innovation in recycling technologies relating to sewage sludge and other biowaste – energy and matter recovery) is funded by the Polish – Norwegian Research Programme, and is coordinated by Czestochowa University of Technology, with NTNU and NMBU as Norwegian partners. Østfoldforskning is sub...

LCA report. Agder energy: Electricity – hydro power

The goal of the study has been to provide necessary data and documentation to produce an EPDaccording to the requirements of PCR 2007:08 version 3.0, and to gain insight into theenvironmental impacts related to production of electricity by hydropower produced at Skjerkapower station.Results from the study will be pu...

The 2015 LCA of products from the wood-based biorefinery at Borregaard, Sarpsborg.

Results for cellulose, ethanols, lignosulfonates, vanillin, sodium hypochlorite, sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid.

This study has been carried out using life cycle assessment (LCA[1]) methodology based on the ISO-standards 14044/48[2], for the products cellulose, ethanol (96% and 99%), lignosulfonates (liquid and powder mix), vanillin, sodium hypochlorite, sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid from Borregaard’s factories in Sar...

Food Redistribution in the Nordic Region

Phase II: Identification of best practice models for enhanced food redistribution

Beskrivelse av prosjektet: Det nordiske prosjektet «Nordic Food Redistribution Project» er første forsøket på å undersøke og dokumentere redistribusjon av overskuddsmat i de nordiske landene. Prosjektet har til formål å undersøke mulighetene for å redusere matsvinn gjennom redistribusjon via matbanker og veldedighet...

Food waste quantification manual to monitor food waste amounts and progression

The FUSIONS project promotes efficient food use and food waste prevention strategies. In order to reduce food waste, an understanding of the quantities of food waste is necessary. This document is a Manual that provides practical guidelines for Member States on the quantification of food waste at different stages of...

Allocation of water consumption in multipurpose reservoirs

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Renewable Energy represented a benchmark in the assessment of water consumption from electricity production. The numbers for hydropower ranged from very low to much larger than the other renewable technologies, partly explained by methodological problem...

Greenpack – from farm to table – more vegetables and less packaging

The Norwegian research project "Greenpack - from farm to table - more vegetables and less packaging" was carried out between March 2013 and May 2015. The project was financed by the Nordic Research Council and BAMA as well as the participating partners Tommen Gram (packaging supplier) and Total (petrochemical compan...