Canning Green Beans - Ecoprofile of Truitt Brothers Process

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Published / Updated:
Jan. 1, 2011

In a time when sustainablility seems to grow more and more important, Truitt Brothers has taken the initiative to study the carbon footprint of canning versus freezing green beans.

This study investigates the following 11 environmental impacts of canning and freezing green beans (3 of which impact human health):

  • Global Warming
  • Acidification
  • Human Health Cancer
  • Human Health Non-cancer
  • Eutrophication
  • Ozone Depletion
  • Ecotoxicity
  • Smog
  • Criteria Air Pollutants
  • Total Water Usage
  • Fossil Fuel Depletion

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