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    New regional hubs for local support, registration and promotion of EPDs have been established in Brazil and India. They join New Zealand and Australia (Australasian EPD Programme), Chile and Mexico (EPD Latin America) and Turkey (EPD Turkey) as part of the International EPD System.

    ALCAS member Fibercon won the award for Sustainability and Environment at the recent Concrete Awards in Queensland.  The award was given for their Emesh 100% Recycled Macro Poly used for concrete reinforcing. To ensure the quality and credibility of the environmental data, Fibercon published an independently audited Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). “The EPD was what we saw as a requirement, again because it was rigorous,” said Combe. “The harsh light of third party audit meant that we were being serious about what we wanted to do.”

    UN Environment and the International Trade Centre recently released the Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information, a global guidance document on making effective environmental, social and economic claims, to empower and enable consumer choice.

    The Guidelines offer value chain and public sector professionals clear guidance on making effective, trustworthy claims to consumers, on product-related sustainability information. They are applicable to all regions and companies of all sizes.

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    The Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (LCANZ) was established in June 2009 to provide a focal point for Life Cycle Assessment and Management work conducted in New Zealand. Read more

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    GHG Footprints

    Work led by Landcare Research, supported by Plant and Food Research, AgriLINK New Zealand, and Massey University, produced an indicative sector carbon footprint for ZESPRI ® GREEN, GOLD and ORGANIC Kiwifruit for Zespri International Ltd and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.