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Why circular economy business models need LCA (part 2): Seven steps to conduct a Circular Economy and LCA study

Circular economy business models are inspiring, but how do you know whether your circular design is actually good for the planet? Read here the seven steps you need to take to combine a CE and LCA study in SimaPro, and make better decisions.

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Why circular economy business models need LCA (part 1)

Circular economy business models are inspirational, but ‘Reduce, reuse and recycle’ may cause unexpected impacts. So, how do you know whether your circular approach or design is actually good for the planet? Be inspired, and use LCA for clarity.

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What’s new in SimaPro 8.4?

The latest update to the SimaPro LCA software has a fresh, new interface and a wealth of updated data, processes and methods. With the new Agri-Footprint database and ReCiPe2016 and USEtox methods, you will be ready for the latest LCA challenges.

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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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