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Sustainability Assessment of products and technologies : beyond Life Cycle Assessment 

Sustainability Assessment of products and technologies : beyond Life Cycle Assessment 
By @Samuel Causse, #conference [avniR] by @CD2E 

Sustainability Assessment of products and technologies : beyond Life Cycle Assessment 
By @Samuel Causse, #conference [avniR] by @CD2E 

Life Cycle Assessment helps to highlight the environmental interest of bio-based products compared to other products, but it needs to be used in conjunction with other methods in order to achieve a complete sustainability assessment.
•    Bio-based products generally have a good environmental performance, particularly in regard to Global Warming Potential & Non Renewable Energy Consumption. This can be demonstrated using LCA.
•    Depending on the context and objectives of the assessment, other methods need to be used for a complete sustainability assessment :
•    Social LCA
•    Territorial footprint
•    Life Cycle Costing
•    Environmental & Human Health Risk Assessment
•    Environmental impact monetization
Need to assess the Sustainable performance of a product or technology? Combining these methods is a must-have skill!
 

Sustainability Assessment of products and technologies : beyond Life Cycle Assessment