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...

Assessing environmental implications of circular economy in the agri-food sector by integrating circularity in LCA

Session 15: Applying Systems Thinking to guide the transition towards a regenerative Circular Economy (1)
The shift from a linear to a circular economy (CE) is aimed at reducing environmental impacts and saving natural resources. A growth in population, the resulting increase in food demand, and high levels of wasted...

The Potential of Hydrothermal Liquefaction Fuel to Decarbonize the Aviation Sector

Session 09: Life Cycle Innovation in the Transport and Mobility Sector (1)
Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) is a thermochemical process, which can produce transportation fuels from a wide range of biogenic raw materials, such as forestry residues, straw, sewage sludge, manure or microalgae. Thanks to its feedstock flexibility,...

Under what conditions can true prices enhance the sustainability of agri-food networks? – Lessons learnt from a German case study

Session 07: Sustainable Innovation in the Food Sector (1)
There is broad scientific consensus that current food systems are neither sustainable nor resilient: many agricultural practices are very resource-intensive and responsible for a large share of global emissions and loss of biodiversity. Consequently, current...

Lite NEST – A sustainability decision support tool for Canadian egg farmers

Session 08: Sustainable Innovation in the Food Sector (2)
Eggs are an increasingly popular food choice worldwide, including in Canada. Despite growing considerably over the past half century, the modern Canadian egg industry achieves considerably higher productivity, resource efficiency and animal health outcomes relative...

Quantifying the impact of plastic additives on marine biota in life cycle assessment

Session 04: Enhancing the Sustainability of Marine Environment
Plastic pervades now almost every aspect of our daily lives, but this prosperity has led to an increasing amount of plastic debris, which is now widespread in the oceans and represents a serious threat to...

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...

Life Cycle Assessment of protection of young trees within sustainable forestry – specific challenges and results of comparing different measures

Session 02: Supporting the journey towards net zero and beyond with Life Cycle Approaches (2)
Forests are a key element within strategies facing and fighting climate change. The protection of young trees is essential for the future of forests and a main task of forest management. The task of young...

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