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
New LCA research measures the environmental impact of takeaway containers
January 16, 2019
A new study from the University of Manchester used LCA to estimate the impacts of containers, taking into account their manufacture, use and end-of-life waste management and found that the styrofoam container was the best option among the disposable containers across all the impacts considered. However, styrofoam containers are currently not recycled and cannot be considered a sustainable packaging option.
The research estimates that there are 2025 million takeaway containers per year being used in the European Union (EU) alone and that finding a way to recycle disposable takeaway containers, like styrofoam, could help reduce equivalent greenhouse gas emissions generated annually by 55,000 cars. The researchers investigated 12 different environmental impacts, including climate change, depletion of natural resources and marine ecotoxicity.