Life Cycle Association of New Zealand


    A 3-year EU life cycle assessment study to evaluate alternatives to fluorine-based durable water and oil textile repellents (DWOR) has concluded that fluorinated formulations have a negative environmental impact “10 – 40 times larger” than fluorine-free alternatives. The same study also confirms that while fluorine-free water repellent coatings can do the same job as their fluorine-based counterparts, these alternatives don’t perform anywhere near the same level as traditional ‘C8’ and ‘C6’ fluorine based finishes when it comes to oil repellency.

    The study “Life Cycle Impacts of Plastic Packaging Compared to Substitutes in the United States and Canada: Theoretical Substitution Analysis,” prepared by Franklin Associates for the American Chemistry Council (ACC), finds that replacing plastic packaging with alternative materials would cause increases in energy use, water consumption and solid waste, as well as increase greenhouse gas emissions (

    Environmental stakeholders met in Dar es Salaam to chart the national waste management strategy that will be a road map toward clean, safe and toxic free Tanzania. Project coordinator from the University of Dar es Salaam, Professor Jamidu Katima said the involvement of stakeholders in the process was crucial. The project was developed as part of the UN Environment  sub-programme on Chemicals and waste.

    About Us


    The Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (LCANZ) was established in June 2009 to provide a focal point for Life Cycle Assessment and Management work conducted in New Zealand. Read more

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    GHG Footprints

    Work led by Landcare Research, supported by Plant and Food Research, AgriLINK New Zealand, and Massey University, produced an indicative sector carbon footprint for ZESPRI ® GREEN, GOLD and ORGANIC Kiwifruit for Zespri International Ltd and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.