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Life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) is a field of active development. The last decade has seen prolific publication of new impact assessment methods covering many different impact categories and providing characterization factors that often deviate from each other for the same substance and impact. Here you can read the journey towards identifying the best existing practice for characterization modeling in life cycle impact assessment.
Lack of global harmonization between Product Category Rules (PCRs), or sector guidance documents, has led to the development of duplicate PCRs for the same products. A comparison template was developed to compare PCRs from different global program operators, in collaboration with the School of Sustainability, DEFRA, Interface, and EPA. Below is a summary of the project:
"A Sunday afternoon on the Island Grande Jatte” is a wonderful painting by the French artist Seurat. The lucky ones will be able to admire it at the Art Institute of Chicago and feel the warmth of an 1880s summer day on this island in the Seine River.
Sustainability is here to stay. This is the only certainty, all the rest is fluid, because sustainability is a fast changing continuum.
There has been some talk lately about green marketing being over (yes, that was Joel Makover), and some concern among experts that this would provide companies a (wrong) reason for giving up on sustainability.

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