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Transport of Spanish fruit and vegetables in cardboard boxes: A carbon footprint analysis

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dc.contributor.author Lo-Iacono-Ferreira, Vanesa G. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Viñoles-Cebolla, Rosario es_ES
dc.contributor.author Bastante-Ceca, Maria-José es_ES
dc.contributor.author Capuz-Rizo, Salvador F. es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-01T03:31:39Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-01T03:31:39Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-20 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 0959-6526 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/164820
dc.description.abstract [EN] The increase in international trade due to globalization is evident in southeast Spain, which has become the top exporter of fruit and vegetables. Countries within the European Union, such as Germany and France, emphasize the sustainability and environmental impacts of these products. Hence, a greater understanding of the environmental implications of transporting fruit and vegetables between their origin and their destination might improve the sustainability of this commercial activity. The concept of a carbon footprint is a recognized environmental indicator that can be used for life cycle analysis. Here, a rigorous carbon footprint assessment was developed to examine the impact of using cardboard box containers to store and transport 1,000 t of fruit and vegetable products by road from their origin in Almería, Spain, to a destination market. The assessment included the fabrication of the cardboard boxes, the service they provide while transporting the products to the distribution center of the destination, and the end-of-life of the boxes for the six main products grown in Almería. The results showed that storing and transporting 1,000 t of product by road emits between 58 t and 130 t of CO2e depending on the fruit or vegetable type and the destination market. The implications of the end-of-life scenarios with respect to the destination are also discussed. Furthermore, a sensitivity analysis was conducted for the transport distance. Lastly, biogenic CO2 production was also assessed according to standard carbon footprint assessment method. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Cleaner Production es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Carbon footprint es_ES
dc.subject Cardboard boxes es_ES
dc.subject Fruit and vegetables es_ES
dc.subject Export: Life cycle assessment es_ES
dc.subject ISO 14067 es_ES
dc.subject.classification PROYECTOS DE INGENIERIA es_ES
dc.title Transport of Spanish fruit and vegetables in cardboard boxes: A carbon footprint analysis es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118784 es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Proyectos de Ingeniería - Departament de Projectes d'Enginyeria es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Lo-Iacono-Ferreira, VG.; Viñoles-Cebolla, R.; Bastante-Ceca, M.; Capuz-Rizo, SF. (2020). Transport of Spanish fruit and vegetables in cardboard boxes: A carbon footprint analysis. Journal of Cleaner Production. 244:1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118784 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118784 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 12 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 244 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela S\399722 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Instituto para la Producción Sostenible es_ES
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