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Environmental Footprint pilot phase An De Schryver Environmental Footprint Team Eco-innovation and circular economy

Environmental Footprint pilot phase An De Schryver Environmental Footprint Team Eco-innovation and circular economy European Commission - DG Environment

WHAT IS ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABLE ? • Environmental footprint: ü Common method • Life cycle

WHAT IS ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABLE ? • Environmental footprint: ü Common method • Life cycle based • Multiple environmental indicators ü Common tool for internal market ü Identify environmental hotspots ü Credible information for communication

3 -year pilot (2013 – 2016) 1. Test the process for the development of

3 -year pilot (2013 – 2016) 1. Test the process for the development of PEFCRs and OEFSRs 2. Test different approaches for verification systems 3. Communication vehicles International SMEs Data

24 product groups & sectors Batteries and accumulators Decorative paints Hot and cold PE

24 product groups & sectors Batteries and accumulators Decorative paints Hot and cold PE Household detergents IT equipment FC R Leather Metal sheets s Footwear Photovoltaic & electricity generation Thermal O insulation T-shirts EF SR Uninterruptible Power Supply Intermediate paper product s water supply pipes Retail Beer Copper Dairy Feed for food-producing animals Packed fresh meat from bovine, pigs and sheep Uncooked pasta Packed water Pet food Wine Olive oil

Fresh meat pilot • Three representative products: 1. Beef 2. Pig meat 3. Lamb

Fresh meat pilot • Three representative products: 1. Beef 2. Pig meat 3. Lamb • Unit: 100 g of fresh meat including inedible animal parts (such as bone) presented to consumer in retail packaging • Scope:

100 gram packed and sold Resource depletion Climate change Land transformation Water depletion Radiation

100 gram packed and sold Resource depletion Climate change Land transformation Water depletion Radiation Particulate matter Human toxicity Acidification Ecotoxicity Ozone depletion Eutrophication

Packaging in PEF • Primary, secondary and tertiary packaging shall be included in each

Packaging in PEF • Primary, secondary and tertiary packaging shall be included in each assessment: • Production of packaging • Reuse, recycling, waste treatment • Product waste related to packaging Assessment on the level of 'product consumed'?

Assessment at 'product consumed'? Consumption Slaughterhouse x gram lost 100 gram packed at storage,

Assessment at 'product consumed'? Consumption Slaughterhouse x gram lost 100 gram packed at storage, retail and+ sold or consumer x gram packed How does packaging affect product shelf life? Food loss 100 gram consumed

Packaging in PEF • Primary, secondary and tertiary packaging shall be included in each

Packaging in PEF • Primary, secondary and tertiary packaging shall be included in each assessment: • Production of packaging • Reuse, recycling, waste treatment • Product waste related to packaging Depending on packaging material? Packaging material % of food waste Vacuum packaging X% PP tray with LDPE Y% … …

Timeline 06/14 Where are we standing in the pilot phase? Final Steering Committee meetings:

Timeline 06/14 Where are we standing in the pilot phase? Final Steering Committee meetings: • May/June 2017 Communication Final consultation for Fresh Meat pilot: 16/09/2016 Kick-off M 03 1 st physical consultation M 05 Approval of scope and representative product by SC Start screening studies M 13 Draft PEFCRs ready M 17 Approval of draft PEFCRs by SC (January 2016) M 18 Start of supporting studies M 24 2 nd consultation: 05 August - 16 September M 28 External review: October - November M 30 Final PEFCR ready: 21 st December M 36 Approval of final PEFCR by SC: June 2017 M 36 Release of final PEFCR

Experience gained: Content-wise • More guidance is needed on the granularity of the functional

Experience gained: Content-wise • More guidance is needed on the granularity of the functional unit • Better market data are needed to define the representative product(s) • The development of « benchmarks » is technically feasible • The definition of classes of performance requires further thoughts • No information yet on verification approaches • No information yet on communication

Outlook EC Evaluatio n Peer review 2017 Policy discussio n 2018 - Consultations https:

Outlook EC Evaluatio n Peer review 2017 Policy discussio n 2018 - Consultations https: //webgate. ec. europa. eu/fpfis/wikis/display/EUENVFP/

For any further information http: //ec. europa. eu/environment/eussd/smgp/ https: //webgate. ec. europa. eu/fpfis/wikis/display/EUENVFP/ env-environmental-footprint@ec.

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