LCA

    2017 LCA Symposium – Invitation for abstract submissions

    The Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS), in conjunction with The Industrial Ecology Lab, is holding a two-day symposium on the 26th and 27th of November at Stradbroke Island in Queensland. The aim of the symposium is to highlight the advancements in LCA theory and practice in Australia, by offering individuals the opportunity to present papers in the following areas:

    5th EPD International Stakeholder Conference – Registrations Now Open

    The 5th EPD International Stakeholder Conference will take place in London, United Kingdom, on September 20th, 2017.

    The event is primarily aimed at industry (companies, industry associations), LCA practitioners and consultants, EPD verifiers, as well as users of EPD information in different applications, such as certification schemes, environmental labelling schemes, public/private procurement and BIM.

    Registration is now open until September 8th (or until the maximum number of participants har been reached).

    More information here:

    Call for Applications for the 2017 LCA Award: Extended to 13 July

    The call for applications for the 2017 LCA Award has been extended to 13 July 2017. Individuals and organizations based in Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, and Asia are eligible to apply.

    Important dates:

    Upcoming LCA Certified Practitioner Exam – 27th July 2017

    LCANZ will be conducting an LCA Certified Practitioner Exam on the 27th of July 2017 at Massey University, Palmerston North from 10am – 3pm.

    Under an arrangement entered into with the American Centre for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA), Australian and New Zealand candidates who meet the Exam Prerequisites and who successfully complete the examination will be certified as LCACPs, and this certification will be recognised in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

    Upcoming GaBi hands on LCA training workshop

    Do you want to assess the environmental impacts of a product or process across its full life cycle? Discover how GaBi’s visual approach to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) supports decision-making and enables you to quickly implement high impact sustainability initiatives. Join an ever expanding group of fellow LCA practitioners to exchange ideas and experiences in a fun and collaborative training environment at The University of Auckland on 7 July – 9am to 3.30pm.

    Impacts of 3D Printing examined at ISIE/ISSST Conference

    EarthShift Global LLC and HP are coming together to outline the environmental, social, and economic impacts of advanced printing technologies, including 3D printing, at the International Society for Industrial Ecology/International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISIE/ISSST) conference in Chicago (25-29 June).

    For more information, click here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14462791.htm

    Clothing Brands commit to 100% sustainable cotton by 2025

    Asos, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co. and Nike are among 13 clothing and textile brands who have committed to using 100% sustainable cotton by 2025. The Sustainable Cotton Communique was signed at a high-level meeting attended by HRH The Prince of Wales and attended by the Prince's International Sustainability Unit (ISU) in collaboration with Marks & Spencer and The Soil Association.

    Carlsberg targets zero-emission breweries under industry-leading sustainability strategy

    Carlsberg has launched a new "industry-leading" sustainability strategy that aims to push beyond the company's own group strategy and exceed science-based recommendations by eliminating carbon emissions and halving water usage at breweries by 2030.

    The Together Towards Zero strategy, launched on 13 June, realigns Carlsberg's sustainability efforts to the timeframes and goals of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. It sets intermediate targets, such as using 100% renewable electricity at all breweries, for 2022.

    European Commission’s EMAS Awards 2017 – Declared!

    The EMAS awards are Europe's the most prestigious sustainability awards event.

    The theme for the 2017 edition of the EMAS Awards was 'Contributing to making the European economy more circular'. It rewarded organisations which took steps to make their operations or business model more resource efficient, for instance by redesigning products to increase lifetime or reducing waste.

    Cricket farming is sustainable but food source must be focus

    Cricket farming can be a sustainable means of producing foods for human consumption, an LCA study suggests, as its environmental impact compares favourably to broiler chicken production.

    Read more at:
    http://www.foodnavigator.com/Market-Trends/Cricket-farming-is-sustainable-but-food-source-must-be-focus-study-notes

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