MariLCA is an international working group jointly supported by the Life Cycle Initiative and the Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation and seeks to develop a methodology to integrate potential environmental impacts categories and characterization factors of marine impact assessment into LCA, in priority on marine plastic litter.
The project, which is led by Anne-Marie Boulay (CIRAIG, Polytechnique Montreal), Ian Vazquez Rowe (PUCP) and Francesca Verones (NTNU), will be carried out along three main project phases from 2019 – 2025.
Integrating potential environmental impacts of marine litter, especially plastics, in LCA results will lead to a more comprehensive picture of potential environmental impacts. As such it will enable the identification of trade-offs associated with the use of plastics and other materials in a product and service system.
More information is available on the new project website at http://marilca.orgTags: impact assessment lca lcia marilca marine litter project