Each month, one of PRé's people talks about his or her favourite sustainability initiative. This month, João Fontes talks about the sharing economy, and the different options that sharing possessions offers for ‘bad consumers’ such as him.
Transportation is source of greenhouse gas emissions. That makes it an obvious starting point to reduce impacts by minimising transportation in the supply chain. But is that the best use of your time? Read this month's Sustainability Mythbusters.
Each month, one of PRé's people talks about his or her favourite sustainability initiative. This month, Michiel Oele talks about a variety of sustainable products and campaigns he has backed on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.
CASE STUDY | For a large financial news and media company, PRé used SimaPro to model their latest customer hardware. Comparing these results with studies done in 2010 and 2011 showed that the new models had lower impacts.
It seems logical to assume that bio-based products are always more sustainable than fuel-based products. Biomass is renewable and doesn't disrupt natural cycles. But is it really more sustainable? Find out in this month's Sustainability Mythbusters.
LCA professionals need a solution that can increase the value of LCA in business. That makes LCA insights into actionable information for business users, so they can make better sustainability decisions. Share & Collect is designed to be that solution.
Life cycle hotspot analysis can help confirm your intuition or lead you to new insights.This article gives a view on how to make detailed hotspot analysis in LCA, clear to everyone involved
PEF SERIES | The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) approach is game-changing, with effects we are only just beginning to understand. PRé is devoting an article series to PEF, discussing it one aspect at a time. Today: how did PEF come about?
Each month, one of PRé's people talks about his or her favourite sustainability initiative. This month, Paula Bernstein talks about Community Supported Agriculture, a system of buying shares in local farms to support them and get fresh food.
Oath UK is a skate brand with a focus on the environment. To boost their effectiveness in reducing their impacts, PRé offered Oath a free sustainability assessment of their skateboards, analysing impacts and providing improvement suggestions.
It is considered obvious that recycling, and designing for disassembly, is always good. The easier a product is disassembled, the easier it is to recycle. But is recycling really always good? Read this month's Sustainability Mythbusters.
Everyone likes good ideas, and in sustainability, it's often very effective to let others just run with them. But how do you get them to do that? Stay connected, learn their language, and stand for more. Read on to see how you can do that.
For a global confections company, PRé built models of the packaging and production of candy, and projected the models forward to predict future impacts. This helps the company improve their future sustainability, starting now.
Each month, one of PRé's people talks about his or her favourite sustainability initiative. This month, Caspar Honée talks about Meewind, a collaborative wind farm project that people can invest in or buy shares in.
The Roundtable for Product Social Metrics started in 2013 and entered phase 3 in late 2014: refining the Handbook and addressing cross-cutting implementation issues. Read on to find out about the Roundtable's progress and plans for this phase.
Packaging materials are often discarded the moment a product comes into your house, only to end up in incinerators or landfills. That makes packaging seem like the bad guy. But is it, really? Find out in this month's Sustainability Mythbusters.
For most companies, the lion's share of their environmental impacts comes from their supply chains. But setting up a supply chain sustainability programme isn't easy. This article outlines the first two steps, with more to come.
The latest update of SimaPro, version 8.0.5, has just been released. Several changes described below may be especially important to people working with the Product Environmental Footprint Guide. Make sure to apply your update to receive the updated characterisation and normalisation factors of the ILCD method.