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How does Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) work?

How does Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) work?

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a technique developed to measure the possible environmental impacts caused as a result of the manufacture, use and disposal of a particular product or service. The [...]

Gil Anderi: “the beginning and the end of a product are the same: nature”

Gil Anderi: “the beginning and the end of a product are the same: nature”

In recent decades, sustainability issues have achieved space, something unknown until then in society. Environmental impact concern has grown and the problems to be taken into consideration [...]

Forest Economics: how carbon credits work

How carbon credits work

People other than just environmental and traditional activists got involved with forest economy for a while now. At least since the beginning of this century, it’s a growing market – [...]

Davi Bomtempo: “circular economy will affect business worldwide”

Davi Bomtempo: “circular economy will affect business worldwide”

In Brazil, the weight of the industry in the GDP (2017) was 11.8%.  This sector bears around 22% of the Brazilian workforce. Considering how crucial the industry is for the development of the [...]

Manu Buffara: “We need to know what we eat, where it comes from and who makes it”

Manu Buffara: “We need to know what we eat, where it comes from and who makes it”

Manoella Buffara is a top chef of the new generation of Brazilian High Gastronomy. Her restaurant o Manu won the One to Watch Award for Latin America’s 50 best restaurants 2018, promoted by The [...]

What is design for assembly and design for disassembly

What is design for assembly and design for disassembly

When a new product is developed, a set of actions could make the journey throughout the chain more or less sustainable. An important part of these actions must happen in the design phase of the [...]

What is cradle to cradle?

What is cradle to cradle?

Developed in 2002, the method aims to bring a new alternative to the linear production model. Using this method, biological and inorganic material are 100% reusable

Recycling: do you know where your waste goes after you throw it away?

Recycling: do you know where your waste goes after you throw it away?

Cada um de nós produz em média 1,2 quilo de “lixo” por dia, mas quando este grande volume de resíduos é reciclado, melhora o meio ambiente e gera renda e emprego. Conheça o caminho da reciclagem [...]

3D printers can drive economic sustainability

3D printers can drive economic sustainability

Like combustion engines and computers, 3D printers must be the object of a new revolution: circular economy. See how this new technology can change the world