Ecological balance sheet
LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OR 'ECO BALANCE SHEET'
All the products we consume have an impact on the environment, but this impact varies according to the type of product and its life cycle, from its production to its disposal.
Assessing product life cycles and, as such, their ecological balance sheet, is part of the actions producers and distributors are now taking in order to reduce the environmental impact of food. Based on this diagnosis, they can identify changes to make to reduce the environmental impact, while maintaining production capacity and controlling costs. This is a process improvement approach, as has already been undertaken for decades in the economic sphere, only now taking the environmental aspect into account.
Changing our habits to promote sustainable consumption is a principle that we can apply to all types of products.