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                                                                                    FEBRUARY. 2021 | VOL. 14

       Study Shows Single Use

       Paper Packaging Better for

       Environment than Reusable

       A Life Cycle Assessment study published in                    The Two Minute Foundation
       January 2021 by the European Paper Packaging                  The 2 Minute Foundation is a
       Association (EPPA) reveals that ‘single use paper-            registered charity that is devoted to

       based food and drink packaging used in                        cleaning up our planet 2 minutes at a
       European quick service restaurants is better for              time.
       the environment than reusable tableware’.
                                                                     The EPPA believe that simple,

       The LCA was undertaken by the Danish                          achievable acts can add up to make a
       consultants to the EU, Ramboll and has been                   great difference.
       certified by certification body TUV. Using primary
       data over a year, the LCA found ‘reusable                     Our #2minute campaigns:
       tableware generated 177% more CO2-e                           #2minutelitterpick
       emissions than the paper-based single use                     #2minutestreetclean
       system, consumed 267% more fresh water,                       #2minutesolution
       produced 132% more fine particulates matter,

       increased fossil depletion by 238% and                        Using social media we direct action to
       terrestrial acidification by 72%.                             empower, educate, inspire and enable

                                                                     individuals, groups and businesses to
       In certifying the Life Cycle Assessment study TUV             make simple changes or take part in

       states:                                                       simple actions that will contribute to
                                                                     the planet’s wellbeing, as well as their
       “All significant parameters are available and                 own.

       representative and have been systematically derived
       and duly assessed. All type of approvals have been
       checked. The assessments and the underlying data
       collection and calculation procedures are                       You can find out more about
       transparent and traceable.”                                     The Two Minute foundation

       An infographic highlighting key points can be          
       seen on Page 6.

                                                                       You can also view an article

                                                                       on the BBC web site here.
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