SIG packaging innovation making renewable materials mainstream

    SIG claims that its SIGNATURE PACK is the world’s first aseptic carton pack linked to 100% plant-based renewable materials.

    The environmental benefits of the package have been confirmed by critically reviewed ISO-conformant lifecycle assessment (LCA) – the world’s first for a mass balance product.

    10th biannual ALCAS conference to focus on buildings, infrastructure and EPDs Australia, March 2019

    The Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society is advancing plans to deliver the 10th biannual conference, to be held in Sydney from 4-6 March 2019.  


    Environmental agency says new Washington LNG plant must use B.C. gas

    A new liquefied natural gas plant proposed for Tacoma, Washington will result in a net reduction of greenhouse gases for the Washington State, but only if the natural gas that supplied it comes from B.C. (British Columbia). This is the recommendation of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency in a supplemental environmental assessment for the facility.

    Aerobic digestor reduces global warming impacts, study finds

    The University of Delaware recently completed a Life Cycle Assessment of BioHiTech's aerobic digesters for food waste management. The study demonstrated how BioHiTech’s technology can significantly reduce the global warming impact of food waste disposal.

    New Study Measures Impact of Christmas Trees on Mother Nature

    A new study released by the American Christmas Tree Association (ACTA) provides an in-depth analysis of the environmental impacts of real and artificial Christmas trees. The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), conducted by WAP Sustainability Consulting, compares the most common artificial Christmas tree with a similar real option. The report concludes that when comparing the two types of trees, artificial trees have a more favorable effect on the environment if reused for at least five years.

    New article in ‘Sustainable Production and Consumption’

    Thomas Elliot and his supervisors Prof Sarah J McLaren and Prof Ralph Sims have published an article in Sustainable Production and Consumption. The article investigates the environmental benefits associated with the uptake of E-bikes, which would potentially dispense the use of family size cars powered by petrol or diesel engines. The results showed that the potential life cycle impacts for the E-bike were favourable compared to the car for most impact categories, including GHG emissions.