Comparison of four trays
The study compared 4 types of tray: 2 single-use trays (Normpack® 236 and Normpack® 306) and 2 multi-use trays (FC 736 and Floratino FC 746). The Normpack® 236 and FC736 are comparable in size and capacity, as are the Normpack® 306 and Floratino FC746. Royal FloraHolland exports many plants and so the study also compared 4 markets: Berlin (Germany), Paris (France), London (UK) and Arnhem (Netherlands). This means that different transport distances were compared. The same goes for the waste treatment of the one time use trays, which can differ between markets, such as recycling, incineration and landfill. The study examined 10 different environmental aspects (based on ReCiPe
), including climate change, acidification, water use, depletion of fossil fuel resources and fine particulate emissions.