Environmental impact of Italian canned tomato logistics: national vs. regional supply chains
|Title||Environmental impact of Italian canned tomato logistics: national vs. regional supply chains|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Marletto, G, Sillig, C|
|Journal||Journal of Transport Geography|
The environmental impact of food transportation is site and product specific and depends on the direct relation between origin-to-destination distance and logistic efficiency, as pointed out by the relevant literature. This paper analyses a very specific case, comparing the impacts of transportation generated by the logistics of two brands of Italian canned tomato purchased in Sassari (Sardinia, Italy), one extending over the whole continental Italian territory, the other mainly located in the island of Sardinia. Different sale (supermarket chain vs. independent retailers) and shopping (foot vs. car) modalities are also considered. The contributions to global warming, local pollution and traffic congestion are considered.
|Keywords||canned tomato, environmental impact, italy, logistics|