March 12, 2019

There seems to be so much discourse about sustainable diets at the moment and ALCAS members will likely be caught up in the debate at some level.

In a new article published online in ES&T in March, Australian LCA practitioner Brad Ridoutt draws attention to the need for...

March 7, 2019

Life cycle thinking will be central in this year’s World Resources Forum (WRF 2019), which takes place in Geneva, from October 22-24, 2019, with the overall topic Anchoring Sustainable and Efficient Resource Management”.

A call for papers has been made and interested...

March 7, 2019

Aimed to develop a methodological guide for companies to locate, map and assess plastic leakage along their value chain in order to address the plastic pollution crisis, environmental sustainability consulting firm Quantis and ecodesign centre EA launched the Plastic L...

March 7, 2019

Do you want to attend the 9th International Conference on Life Cycle Management on 1-4 September 2019 in Poznan, Poland? Here's your chance. The Life Cycle Initiative is holding a contest with the winner receiving travel support (according to UN rules and regulations)...

March 7, 2019

Under the initiative ‘Linking the UN Sustainable Development Goals to life cycle impact pathway frameworks’, LCA 2.-0 Consultants and PRé Sustainability developed two approaches to link SDGs and LCA. The project's aim is to create a methodology  which companies can uti...

March 7, 2019

At the end of two intense and interesting days, I am once again convinced that Life Cycle Assessment is alive and kicking!

From showing the benefits of KeepCup to measuring the environmental credentials of Australian cotton to informing Greenstar certification, LCA prov...

March 5, 2019

A study out of the University of Kentucky illustrates carbon footprint analyses using data from previous research that modeled nursery and greenhouse crop production systems and their life-cycle impact.

The researchers found that the dominant contributor to the carbon...

March 4, 2019

Sustainability consulting firm thinkstep have recently published a white paper on packaging.  The paper recognises that packaging, particularly plastic packaging, has developed a bad reputation for its environmental impacts.  The paper calls for a systematic and interd...

March 4, 2019

Data from a recent report on slowing down or sustainably accelerating fast fashion was put on display at a fashion show in London. 

"Disrupting Patterns" was held at the University of the Arts, London from 24-25 November last year and featured graphs plucked from a Mi...

March 4, 2019

Should you recycle your old clothes?  This is a question which is harder to answer than one might expect, and not as obvious as it may be for aluminum cans and other more valuable recyclates. 

While there is a thriving global trade in the reuse of garments, used te...

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If you are an LCA Professional with an interest in working overseas, this job may be for you.  Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden...

April 1, 2019

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