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Webinar: Product Life Cycle Assessment

This webinar introduces life cycle assessment (LCA) and the steps involved in ensuring a reliable product evaluation. We discuss the importance of taking a life cycle approach given increasing regulatory and consumer pressures, and how the results of an LCA can be used to support product development and achieve a commercial advantage. Further, we explore several LCA approaches, namely Environmental Profiling (EP), Benchmarking LCA and Environmental Scenarios Modelling (ESM), which includes potential damage receptor pathways and applications.

What the session will cover?

1.Introduction to life cycle assessment (LCA)

  • Why conduct an LCA
  • LCA and the circular economy
  • Life cycle thinking and management systems (ISO 9001 and 14001)

2. LCA Types

  • EPs
  • Benchmarking LCA
  • ESM

3. LCA Framework (ISO 14040)

  • Systems boundary
  • Data collection and quality assurance
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Environmental indicators (damage receptor pathways)

4. LCA Applications

  • LCA for product design
  • LCA for increased circularity

Who should attend?

This webinar is intended for anyone who has an interest in life cycle assessment and product circularity including those who need to conduct, understand or implement LCAs to support product design or achieve a marketable advantage.


Damon Waterworth

Date and Time (AM and PM options available):

(AM) Tuesday 30th July 2019, 10:00-10:30 BST

(PM) Tuesday 30th July 2019, 15:00-15:30 BST