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Category: Lifecycle Assessment


Personal vs. Mass Production – The Impact of 3D Printing

By Chris Morrish. In 2013, 3D printing experienced a sharp increase in public interest.A barrage of click bait articles created a one-sided discussion, focused on what could be made for us in the comfort of our own homes. Learning from the past…

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Don’t worry, it’s ‘recyclable’ – How the word now means as much as low fat and free range.

By Joe La Delfa. Once a beacon of environmental nobility in the ’80s, ‘recyclable’ has now become a label used to promote guilt free consumption. It’s an idea that helps the consumer avoid the speedbump of feeling guilty in between…

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ReKixx: closed loop sneakers

By Lorrin Windahl. If you are looking for a stocking filler then this probably isn’t going to help. However, if you are happy to put a little note in the stocking saying their present will arrive next year, then it…

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The Toyota Prius – Green or groan?

By Lorrin Windahl. I work in an office of about 90% guys. This means that every lunchtime the topic of conversation is cars, cars and just a little more on cars. As I have about as much interest in cars,…

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The great debate: reusable vs disposable nappies

By Lorrin Windahl. I’ve recently had my first child and, being very aware of the impact I have on the environment, I have been faced with a dilemma – reusable or disposable nappies. And I thought the timing of this…

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Life Cycle Assessment Part 3: Reduce Your Product’s Environmental Impact

By Giles Matthews. My last post stepped into some heavy territory – reducing your product’s negative social impact. This post we’ll grapple with the equally dense issue of reducing your product’s environmental impact.

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Life Cycle Assessment Part 2: Reduce Your Product’s Environmental Impact

By Giles Matthews. Any well-adjusted person could quickly reason that by reducing a product’s environmental impact it will also correlate in sustainable financial benefits. And these benefits are unrelated to any environmental measures.  My job in the following short paragraphs…

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