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LCA to go

European Commission

A four year FP7 (European Commission) funded project that finished in December 2014, LCA to go was a collaboration of 18 academic and industry partners who succeeded in developing methods to boost the use of life cycle assessment among Europe’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

PDR's Ecodesign group oversaw the training of 99 SMEs across six industry sectors in life cycle thinking and how to use a newly developed simplified life cycle assessment tool, developed as part of the project. Training was delivered to 28 SMEs in the solar PV industry across the UK, Belgium, Spain and Portugal and collaborated with World-leading technology researchers Fraunhofer to train four Wales-based waste electronics companies in carbon footprint measurement.

In December 2014, PDR’s Design Policy and Ecodesign teams facilitated an LCA to go Policy Workshop to examine opportunities for the European Commission to support the uptake of LCA by European businesses.