Life Cycle Association of New Zealand

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    Life Cycle Initiative’s new e-learning module “Introduction to Life Cycle Thinking” was recently launched. This E-Learning Module Kit draws on materials from the Life Cycle Initiative and it is aimed at helping give all participants an overview of life cycle approaches while developing understanding as to how to assess the impacts of any given sustainability issue considering all of its life cycle stages. The module is also intended as a guide to which kind of LCT tools are to be used to which purpose.

    Abstract: Collaborative consumption is an alternative way of doing business to the conventional model of ownership-based consumption, and one that can potentially reduce the environmental impacts of fashion by prolonging the practical service life of clothes. In this study, we used life cycle assessment to explore the environmental performance of clothing libraries, as one of the possible ways in which collaborative consumption can be implemented, and compared the advantages and disadvantages in relation to conventional business models.

    Reference: Zamani et al. (2017)

    IGBC is currently developing the EPD Ireland programme with the support of EPA Green Enterprise funding. This will allow Irish producers to create an Environmental Product Declaration for their product, using product category rules for Ireland and have it verified and published on a national platform.

    Read more: https://www.igbc.ie/what-is-an-epd/

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    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.