Circular economy in the agro-industry: Integrated environmental assessment of dairy products. – Mariana Oliveira, Parthenope University of Naples (Italy)
Bio-circular strategies to improve production and consumption can be the answer to decrease the current environmental pressure of the dairy sector. To understand and measure the burdens of a dairy production chain (particularly buffalo mozzarella cheese, a specialty of the Campania Region, Italy), the Life Cycle Assessment and Emergy accounting Applied Framework (LEAF) was applied. The LEAF method is based on improvement scenarios, one of which was specifically designed to shift perspectives and discuss the methodological issues related to the evaluation of complex systems.