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Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a widespread method used to measure environmental impact from products and services. Despite that LCA is well-established, there are still elements of the methodology that are debated. SusValueWaste has prepared a technical brief that addresses some of these contested elements, which are particularly relevant to the circular bio-economy. When using LCA as a policy tool, policy makers should be aware that there are two types of LCA, attributional and consequentional which should be used for different purposes. Learn more in the brief: Assessing the sustainability of a circular bio-based economy: Life Cycle Assessment
Waste and other residual materials from industries and households are of increasing value in today’s economy. Substances that have long represented a cost to the economy are now becoming a valuable resource. Exploiting the full potential of these resources requires increased innovation, systemic change as well as better regulation and governance.