The LCA practice was applied to an Italian lager beer in order to compare the eco-performances of bottled (non-returnable 33 cL glass bottles) and kegged (returnable 20 L stainless steel kegs) beer from barley cultivation to use phase. Beer in kegs resulted to be preferable than beer in bottles because of the packaging difference. Use phase and barley cultivation were found to be other two critical stages in the beer life cycle, while beer production don’t seem to be worrying. A more responsible consumption and an environmentally more respectful production can be achieved orientating people towards to draught beer and reusable packaging.

Comparison of bottled and kegged beer: the LCA approach

TUGNOLI, ALESSANDRO;SPADONI, GIGLIOLA;SANTARELLI, FRANCESCO;
2007

Abstract

The LCA practice was applied to an Italian lager beer in order to compare the eco-performances of bottled (non-returnable 33 cL glass bottles) and kegged (returnable 20 L stainless steel kegs) beer from barley cultivation to use phase. Beer in kegs resulted to be preferable than beer in bottles because of the packaging difference. Use phase and barley cultivation were found to be other two critical stages in the beer life cycle, while beer production don’t seem to be worrying. A more responsible consumption and an environmentally more respectful production can be achieved orientating people towards to draught beer and reusable packaging.
Proceedings of the 31st EBC Congress
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Cordella M.; Tugnoli A.; Spadoni G.; Santarelli F.; Zangrando T.
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