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How to deal with data gaps

Bridge

Representative LCI data correctly describes the product, technology and country of your supply chain component - what is the intermediate product, how was it produced, and where. But what can you do if you don’t have or can’t source THAT dataset? Today’s supply chains are complex, specialized and global. Little wonder if you don’t always find exactly what you need. When modeling a new material or component it wouldn’t be unusual not to find LCI data to support your model. Find out how data gaps affect your results, and how to deal with them.

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The state of LCA in India

rouged elephant

India, with a population of 1.3 billion, is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. As the second-most favorable outsourcing destination after the United States, and one of the top 16 countries for imports and exports, India is an integral part of the global value chain. Under these premises, resource constraints are inevitable, and adopting a western lifestyle is unaffordable. Instead, there is a strong need for sustainable production and consumption, and a generally sustainable life style. This has led to a number of sustainability initiatives of both voluntary and mandatory nature, where LCA plays an important role.

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Jane Anderson

Interest in Environmental Product Declarations on the rise as numbers increase

Stephen, yes, the Australasian EPD were included in the International EPD total, as they are also listed there. There are now 11 Australian EPD and 2 New Zealand EPD (go to http://www.environdec.com...

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Stephen Mitchell

Interest in Environmental Product Declarations on the rise as numbers increase

Thanks Jane. The driver for EPD uptake frombuilding materials suppliers in Australia and New Zealand is definitively the recognition of EPD and LCA in the green building rating scheme Green Star. Did...

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Rafael

How jeans and mobile phones compare

From which references (data source) citing those figures?

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