Life Cycle Assessment of CARBIOS enzymatic biorecycling technology: powering PET plastic and textile circularity

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is one of the most used polyester plastics in a broad range of applications. However, like other plastics, it is prone to leakage into the environment and post-consumer PET waste is not...

The importance of hazardous substance tracking during the life cycle of circular products. Untracked legacy substances of concern as a showstopper for a circular economy

The importance of hazardous substance tracking during the life cycle of circular products. Untracked legacy substances of concern as a showstopper for a circular economy. The EU is doubling down on the transition towards a...

Critical assessment of the scope and practical applicability of circularity indicators for sustainable wind turbine blade life cycle management

The installation of wind turbines (WT) has increased in recent years to support the achievement of the climate neutrality targets worldwide. With a lifetime of 20-25 years, old WTs are reaching their end-of-life and the...

Redefining Circularity Awareness within Household Waste Separation: The Role of Social Nudges and Life Cycle Thinking in Longitudinal Interventions

Manifesting awareness of waste circularity at the individual level relies on the action of separation. However, within one’s household, which forms a starting point of daily consumption patterns, often misbehave to maximize waste utility and...

Using Prospective LCA for the Assessment of Circular Economy Measures

To reach the defined climate targets, it is essential to transform the sector with the highest share in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – the energy sector. This transformation comes with an expansion of newly built...

Circular thinking for product design and business practices in the context of LCA

In the landscape of sustainable development, Circular Economy proposes a critical paradigm shift, challenging traditional linear models and paving the way for a regenerative and restorative approach. This presentation highlights the need of the application...

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...

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