Posted on: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 08:07

    Amsterdam-based RFID-product and IoT-solutions provider Smartrac recently unveiled plans to add environmentally friendly tag options to its offerings, based on graphene inks. Smartrac stated that each of its products that receives a Green Tag will include a published Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), according to ISO 14040/44.

    Posted on: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 12:07

    In the majority of studies carried out until now Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) has been used according to a methodology based on the final evaluation of an already finished design. This article proposes a new approach of using LCA as an evaluation tool at the time of design, so making environmental-impact reduction criteria part of the decision-making process in projects so that they affect the final outcome.

    Posted on: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 12:06

    Covestro has released its new thermoplastic composite technology, which has been proven to be a sustainable way of producing thinner, lighter and stronger components for electronic products. A recent Life Cycle Assessment has found a laptop cover made of Maezio continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites from Covestro can significantly reduce the carbon footprint by more than 70 per cent compared to one made from conventional aluminium-magnesium alloy.

    Posted on: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 15:29

    Sekisui Specialty Chemicals is proud to share the results their 3rd party evaluated life cycle analysis (LCA). Sekisui Specialty Chemicals will use the results of this LCA to make more informed decisions in the continual process of reducing our total environmental footprint.

    Posted on: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 13:48

    WL Gore & Associates (Gore) Fabrics is using scientific research to drive eco-friendly improved material innovations that deliver uncompromised performance with a reduced environmental footprint of Gore Fabrics’ products, said its Responsibility Update 2018. One of its key achievements is the progress towards elimination of PFCs of Environmental Concern.

    Posted on: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 13:47

    A Columbia researcher affiliated with the Data Science Institute and the Earth Institute has created a data-visualization tool that shows the carbon footprints of hundreds of consumer products. The tool makes it easy for everyone to explore the products’ carbon emission levels and the various strategies companies are employing to reduce emissions.

    Posted on: Monday, May 13, 2019 - 09:02

    Isko recently hosted the ‘Responsible Denim’ event to share knowledge and experiences on the development of an integrated field-to-fabric approach all along the value chain. It helped to think about what choices can be made to give shape to a greener and better future. Isko is the only denim mill to have bagged the Nordic Swan Ecolabel and the EU Ecolabel, they also have an Environmental Management System in place at the Isko factory.

    Posted on: Monday, May 13, 2019 - 09:01

    One green business that’s on the rise right now is that of providing environmental product declarations. The sector recently notched up its 50th EPD and is riding a wave of interest in more disclosure of sustainability impact in all we do – from environmental to social.

    Posted on: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 10:37

    A new study, recently published in the journal Agricultural Systems, is the most comprehensive beef cattle lifecycle assessment ever completed. In the report, titled Environmental Footprints of Beef Cattle Production in the United States, the researchers found widely accepted measures related to beef cattle's impact in the U.S. are often overestimated. The comprehensive lifecycle assessment, conducted by the USDA's Agricultural Research Service and The Beef Checkoff, was designed to scientifically quantify the sustainability of U.S. beef production.

    Posted on: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 10:35

    The Pallet Foundation is funding the development of a scientifically-sound EPD, which will report a standardized environmental impact of a generalized wood pallet. A wood pallet EPD will also be the first of its kind in the supply chain, signifying to pallet users the extent of industry’s dedication to environmental sustainability.