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SimaPro Users meet again at the LCA XVII conference

The Second Annual SimaPro User Group Meeting is around the corner! Hosted by LTS (our SimaPro partner in the US) and PRé (developers of SimaPro), the session is an opportunity for the American user community to network and learn. See here how to register!

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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 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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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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Life Cycle Assessment, When is it Good Enough?

LCAs need to have a certain level of precision before their results can tell you anything useful. But how do you know whether you’ve reached that level? What is the best balance of effort and detail, considering your goals and the data’s uncertainty?

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Growing Biofuels Causes Food Shortages: Myth Or Not?

As a science-based method, LCA is an excellent tool to bust the myths that surround sustainability. In this monthly series, we look at some common sustainability ideas to see if they are myth or true. In today’s episode we discuss the concerns about the recent rapid increase in global biomass production. By Laura Golsteijn , Consultant …

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5 ways to Circular Economy – Part V: Circular supplies

The circular economy aims to produce no waste – by reusing, repairing and recycling materials in the highest possible quality, all measurable with LCA. Recycled, renewable and biodegradable supplies are one way to do that.

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Five ways to circular economy: Sharing platforms

The circular economy aims to produce no waste – by reusing, repairing and recycling materials in the highest possible quality, all measurable with LCA. An excellent way to get more use out of items is to share them.

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