Beverages play a major role in satisfying our daily fluid intake requirements, and are therefore an indispensable part of our diet. Due to its high nutrient content, milk can almost be classified as a foodstuff.
Mains water and mineral water have been of utmost significance for a long time. On the other hand, mixed beverages, e.g. soft drinks, spritzers and energy drinks are increasing in popularity. As agricultural products are used in the production of milk, fruit juices, a wide range of non-alcoholic mixed drinks and alcoholic beverages, agriculture can make a significant contribution to the environmental impact of drinks in the beverages sector as a whole. Processing, bottling and distribution all play a critical role.
ifeu has previously drawn up life cycle assessments and greenhouse gas / energy balance sheets for a wide range of beverages, and also provides a consultancy service for national and international drinks manufacturers in relation to the production of corporate climate balance sheets and eco-efficiency analyses.