Discover the Benefits of combining
LCA and Cradle to Cradle®

LCA and Cradle to Cradle®

Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Cradle to Cradle® are two very different approaches to product sustainability – at first.

From a LCA perspective, we strive to reduce the environmental burden of products by reducing negative impacts. We optimize products and services by quantifying environmental impacts across the entire life cycle of a product to avoid shifting burdens. By increasing efficiencies - reducing the negative per output - we are doing good.

Cradle to Cradle® starts by looking at the function of a product and whether its materials can be contained either in a technical cycle (no material is lost to the environment) or a biological cycle (material can be released safely into the environment). By selecting the right materials for each cycle, Cradle to Cradle® products by design are optimized for the reuse of materials and don’t have negative impacts, but positive impacts instead.

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By combining forces, we can support companies improving their existing products while evoking new product innovation that combines true circularity with resource efficiency.

Some benefits in a nutshell:

  • Apply a product innovation concept that incorporates true design for circularity.
  • Avoid shifting of burdens between and across life-cycle or within supply chain.
  • Take a stronger precautionary approach to material and substance compliance – design for future-proof compliance.
  • Take energy, water and carbon footprint of product alternatives into account.

 

 

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thinkstep AG

Dr. Martijn Gipmans
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@thinkstep.com

 

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thinkstep Ltd

Barbara Nebel
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