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What is an input-output database for LCA?

IO databases help LCA practitioners do substantiated sustainability assessments, even if you do not have all the facts. Their statistical data helps you fill gaps, ensuring that the entire economy is covered. Find out about this useful tool.

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An introduction to water footprinting – part 2

Water footprinting is an excellent, science-based method to improve your environmental impact and mitigate risks. In this article: the 10 available methods laid out side by side, including an explanation of their differences.

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Biodiversity Part 3: Biodiversity, Climate Change And A Final Question

In our this biodiversity series, we look at how to assess the impact of biodiversity changes. We looked at the basic assumptions and metrics in Part 1, and in Part 2 we looked at land use change and how that ties to biodiversity. In this article, we discuss the effect of climate change on biodiversity, …

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GLAD Is Great: About the Global LCA Access to Data Initiative

LCA data standards have always been a tricky topic – to come to an alignment, many parties need to be on the same page. Ever since life cycle thinking started, attempts to find consensus have been unsuccessful. We’re glad that we now have GLAD.

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Towards Global Guidance for LCIA Indicators and Methods – Pellston Workshop

After a period in which many people worked hard to make LCA easier to do and interpret, the latest developments are mostly focused at making LCA more efficient by standardization. An important initiative is the Flagship 1b project of UNEP SETAC Life Cycle Initiative, which aims at a global consensus and guidance for a limited …

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3D printing guarantees efficiency. Myth or not?

A 3D-printed object is created with no waste material at all, in contrast to other industrial manufacturing processes. Does that mean 3D printing really is a perfect solution for efficiency? Read this month’s Sustainability Mythbusters.

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Creating Reports from SimaPro to Excel and Word

Watch this video to learn how to use SimaPro Report Maker to extract reports from your SimaPro models. A Demo version (30 days) of Report Maker is available for registered SimaPro users (indefinite PhD, Analyst or Developer license).

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Developments in LCA in the Food Industry

Food LCAs could offer excellent improvement opportunities. However, agricultural data is very complex. Harmonisation and transparency in methods and data are the answer. Many excellent initiatives are working towards this right now. Read on to find out more.

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Measuring The Environmental Footprint Of Organisations In The PEF Initiative

The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) approach is game-changing in product assessment. This week, we discuss how the same principles can be used to evaluate the environmental footprint of organisations.

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The Importance Of LCA Data Standards And Alignment

LCA standards will continue to proliferate as long as there is no consensus on nomenclature and data quality criteria. This recurring problem is currently receiving attention again. Read on to learn about the initiatives working to solve it.

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