The Understanding Packaging (UP) Scorecard

Year of Publication

2021

The UP Scorecard is a science-based online tool to help users select foodware and food packaging that is safe and environmentally sustainable.

Source:

Single-Use Material Decelerator

Author(s):

Geography:

Global

Type:

Tool

Purpose of Measurement:

Solution Sets and Impact Potential, Monitoring and Evaluation

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows

The UP Scorecard is a science-based online tool to help users select foodware and food packaging that is safe and environmentally sustainable. The UP Scorecard measures commonly used foodware and food packaging materials with a single yardstick to offer the first-ever, free, and comprehensive tool for making sustainable purchasing decisions for these products based on the latest available science. Scores are provided for plastic pollution, chemicals of concern, climate, water use, sustainable sourcing, and recoverability. Developed through an unprecedented collaboration of leading food service companies, NGOs and technical experts, the UP Scorecard provides an authoritative resource for businesses as well as for environmental and human health advocates.