Innovation ability in producing active multi-layer films for Bag in Box wine packaging: An environmental approach

Over the past 20 years, the international trade of wine increases 80% by volume and more than 114% by value (OIV, 2021). This growth led to industries looking for better packaging practices. In 2020, bottled...

Measuring the Circular economy of multi-layers plastic packaging

Session 16: Applying Systems Thinking to guide the transition towards a regenerative Circular Economy (2)
‘Zero waste program for Europe’ (European Commission, 2014) and ‘Closing the loop action plan for the Circular Economy’ (EC (European Commission), 2015) are two recent strategies in the European Union (EU) about transition towards a...

How LCA can support the development of circular economy assessment tool? A proposition at product level

Session 16: Applying Systems Thinking to guide the transition towards a regenerative Circular Economy (2)
While publications on circular economy (CE) indicators have increased over the past four years, they tend to be scattered sporadically among the field of knowledge on environmental sustainability. It is time for current developments in...

Improving the circularity of textiles by preserving functionality – insights from a resource effectiveness perspective

Session 15: Applying Systems Thinking to guide the transition towards a regenerative Circular Economy (1)
The production of clothing is a 1,100 billion EUR industry that consumes 98 million tons of non-renewable resources, is responsible for 20% of the global industrial water pollution, and emits more CO2-eq. than all international...

Consequential life cycle assessment of wood cascading: exemplified for the German waste wood market

Session 13: Waste Management from a Life Cycle Perspective
Its contribution to the bioeconomy and to climate change mitigation is likely to increase the future demand for wood. In this context, wood cascading represents a promising concept to increase the efficiency of wood utilization....

Prospective life cycle assessment of road infrastructure in the context of circular economy: advances, challenges, and opportunities

Session 09: Life Cycle Innovation in the Transport and Mobility Sector (1)
Road infrastructure is an integral building block of our society by provisioning essential services (e.g., movement of resources and commuting) and stimulating the socio-economic development of local communities. The deterioration of road infrastructure is a...

The potential of data-science approaches for improving data collection, exchange, and analysis in Life Cycle Assessment

Session 06: Innovative Ways to Assess Sustainability with Life Cycle Approaches
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is dependent on accurate and high-quality data from the entire product lifecycle. The lack of such product and process data can make LCAs inaccurate. Moreover, data-driven decisions based on these results...

Life Cycle Assessment of Eastman’s Molecular Recycling Process: Methanolysis

Session 03: Life Cycle Innovation in the Chemical Sector
Eastman’s methanolysis technology is a type of material-to-material molecular recycling that enables a diverse variety of difficult-to-recycle waste polyesters to be unzipped (depolymerized) into their constituent monomers. Eastman commissioned Quantis to complete a cradle-to-gate life...

Reducing the carbon footprint of spirits through circular packaging: case study for Smirnoff Ice.

Session 02: Supporting the journey towards net zero and beyond with Life Cycle Approaches (2)
The global alcoholic beverage industry is an important economic sector with a retail sales value of £728 billion [4] and one of the major consumers of glass packaging [2]. Excellent barrier properties, sterility, reusability, and...

Towards Net Zero – How to develop Circular Business Models

Session 02: Supporting the journey towards net zero and beyond with Life Cycle Approaches (2)
The European Green Deal requires a zero carbon Europe until 2050.Consequently, all processes conducted, and actions taken need to ensure zero carbon emissions. Beside the areas of energy systems, logistics and living, it certainly also...

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