The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) are supporting the ALCAS Conference by offering Sustainable Development (SD) CPD points to participants...
GBCA Sustainable Development CPD points on offer at ALCAS conference
December 10, 2018
Find out how you can improve the adoption of sustainable supply chains to ensure best practice materials are being used in this masterclass developed...
GBCA Holds Responsible Products and Materials Masterclass
February 28, 2018
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...
LCA Professional Needed in Sweden
April 1, 2019
Recent LCA study suggests reusable plastic bags better for the planet
June 11, 2018
A recent LCA study conducted by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency compared 14 types of bags and analyzed their impact in 14 categories. The study concludes that the most sustainable choice was to use LDPE bags - thick, glossy bags like the ones you get at department stores, and reuse them as trash bags. To compete with plastic in every LCA category, other alternatives such as regular cotton bags would need to be reused 7,100 times, and 20,000 times for organic cotton. Paper bags would need to be used 43 times to compete. The life-cycle study cites two reasons for this: plastic weighs less than paper or cotton, and carries more for the material it uses.