The cultivation and processing of table olives is an important sector of the Mediterranean agro-food economy, both from an economic and environmental point of view. A previous life cycle analysis highlighted the hot spots of the table olives sector, with particular reference to Spanish-style green table olives. This study, which uses LCA methodology, aims to quantify the environmental impact related to the cultivation and production of Californian black-ripe olives, underlining the critical points. The analysis of the results will provide a solid base from which to identify suggestions for improvements – i.e. rationalizing energy consumption and materials to achieve savings and benefits. These improvements will arguably be useful not only from an environmental but also from an economic point of view.

LCA of Californian Black-Ripe Table Olives,

RUSSO, CARLO;CAPPELLETTI, GIULIO MARIO;NICOLETTI, GIUSEPPE MARTINO
2009

Abstract

The cultivation and processing of table olives is an important sector of the Mediterranean agro-food economy, both from an economic and environmental point of view. A previous life cycle analysis highlighted the hot spots of the table olives sector, with particular reference to Spanish-style green table olives. This study, which uses LCA methodology, aims to quantify the environmental impact related to the cultivation and production of Californian black-ripe olives, underlining the critical points. The analysis of the results will provide a solid base from which to identify suggestions for improvements – i.e. rationalizing energy consumption and materials to achieve savings and benefits. These improvements will arguably be useful not only from an environmental but also from an economic point of view.
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