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Life Cycle Assessment of various packaging options in the jam production

At a glance

  • Project leader : Matthias Stucki
  • Project team : Sarah Wettstein
  • Project budget : CHF 22'500
  • Project status : completed
  • Funding partner : Other (Hero AG)
  • Project partner : Hero AG
  • Contact person : Matthias Stucki


Hero AG is producing more than 100 different jams in various packaging sizes, whereof Mini-, Midi- and MaxiJars are available. Basically, three packaging options are good solutions: aluminium, glass and plastic. Recently, Hero was confronted with critique, regarding to the use of aluminium Cups, which are assossiated with high environmental impact.

In this study the environmental impact of the various packaging options will be analysed, using life cycle assessment.