LCA

    Canopy launches 2017 Ecopaper Database

    Canopy of Vancouver, B.C., has launched its updated Ecopaper Database, described by the non-profit organization as the Holy Grail of directories for North America's Best Environmental Papers. The 2017 iteration of this online resource features more than 450 printing and writing grade papers, office stationery products and packaging with high recycled, agricultural residue/alternative or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) fiber content.

    LCI: Five More Years of Achievements and New Strategy to Further Life Cycle Thinking

    The last five years has been a fruitful period for the Life Cycle Initiative, to fulfil its mission to enable the global use of credible life cycle knowledge. There has been a growing number of national life cycle networks and practitioners for the global life cycle community, many of them with the help of the projects, activities, publications and communication of the Initiative.

    New CEO guide to circular economy released

    On 5 June 2017, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released its CEO Guide to the Circular Economy. The Guide – developed in cooperation with Accenture and signed by 14 CEOs from companies including Unilever, Danone and Tata – aims to give CEOs and business leaders the tools they need to implement circular economy principles.

    To download the digital version, and find out more, click here:

    everycs and GreenDelta Take Life Cycle Assessment to the Cloud

    Environmental consultant GreenDelta, and everycs ltd, a data and technology company focused on prod

    Team demos potential environmental sustainability benefits in full life cycle assessment of 2nd-generation biofuels

    The Royal Society of Chemistry journal Energy & Environmental Science recently published research by a team from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Oklahoma investigating the full life cycle impact of one promising "second-generation biofuel" produced from short-rotation oak. The study found that second-generation biofuels made from managed trees and perennial grasses may provide a sustainable fuel resource.

    The Intelligent Way to Benchmark Sustainability

    This week Carbon Clear launched the Intelligent Sustainability Benchmarking Toolkit, a free online platform for businesses to benchmark their approach to environmental sustainability. The toolkit allows you to see where your company might be leading the industry when it comes to environmental sustainability as well as helping find areas for improvement.

    Read more at:
    http://news.carbon-clear.com/news/the-intelligent-way-to-benchmark-sustainability

    New LCA research evaluates the environmental impact of 3D printing

    French researchers from Grenoble Alpes University have evaluated the environmental impact of 3D printing with a case study focused on the production of orthotic insoles. To understand the environmental impact of the two processes, the researchers undertook a life cycle assessment (LCA). Relating to materials, the team report the "impacts from 3D printed insole are 65% less than a classic one
    in the four impact categories." The four impact categories are Human Health, Ecosystem Quality, Climate Change and Resources.

    New Job Posting: Senior Researcher, Université libre de Bruxelles

    Senior Researcher (Post Doc or equivalent) in the domain of Sustainable circular economy, Université libre de Bruxelles
    Details at: https://fslci.org/jobs/igeat-ulb-brussels-213-postdoc-on-sustainable-circular-economy/

    ISO Water Footprint Technical Report published giving examples of water footprint studies

    The New Zealand International Review Group (IRG) made a major contribution to the development of the ISO Water Footprint standard (ISO 14046). A new guide, the ISO/TR 14073:2017 on "Environmental management -- Water footprint -- Illustrative examples on how to apply ISO 14046", has recently been published. It provides illustrative examples of how to apply ISO 14046 in order to assess the water footprint of products, processes and organizations based on life cycle assessment.

    New publication on Hotspots Analysis with methodology and guidance now available for download

    The new Hotspots Analysis methodological framework that is now available for download, provides information that is of use to those wishing to commission or carry out a hotspots analysis in a life cycle context. It aims to provide a consistent approach to hotspots analysis.

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