The project tries to reduce the environmental impact in the food and beverage industry.
As a circular economy company, PRS offers an opportunity to the agri-food sector to reduce CO2 emissions and save logistics costs.
Representatives of PRS attended on September 28 in Barcelona a conference on the analysis of the life cycle in the Food Industry, within the PEFMED project, promoted by FIAB. The main objectives of this project, financed through the Interreg MED program, are the reduction of the environmental footprint and the implementation of sustainable innovations throughout the entire agri-food supply chain.
The interest of PRS in this conference stems from its status as a circular economy company that provides its services to companies in different sectors, among which the agri-food industry stands out. It should be noted that PRS makes repairs to plastic RTPs through a welding method with the addition of material suitable for food use. Thanks to these repairs, PRS customers achieve a CO2 retention of at least 98% (compared to other alternatives such as recycling, incineration or burial) and an economic saving of around 70%.
PEFMED foresees the development of the “PEFMED method” based on the application of the European “Product Environmental Footprint” (PEF), combined with a series of socio-economic indicators in a specific territorial context. The PEF method takes into account the impacts of a product throughout its life cycle, from the cultivation of raw materials, processing and transport to disposal and recycling.
The seminar discussed, among other topics, the implementation of this methodology in the olive oil and meat sectors (objects of study of the project) by representatives of companies such as Oleocampo and Argal.