ifu Expert News on Product Sustainability
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ifu Expert News
Ladies and Gentlemen,
As announced in the last newsletter, you will now receive your first ifu Expert News in English.
These are extraordinary times we are experiencing with working from home, no business or private trips, airplanes that stay on the ground all over the world, much cleaner air in our cities. Times where our daily lives are more limited than anyone could have imagined just a few weeks ago.
There has certainly never been a greater reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in a shorter period of time across the planet. But what happens after the Corona shutdown? Will we go back to business as usual or will we take bigger efforts to reduce the impact on the climate and the environment?
Let's take some time now to learn how companies can reduce product-related climate and other environmental impacts using approaches like Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) and Product Environmental Footprint (PEF). We hope you enjoy reading and look forward to receiving your comments and questions.
Product Carbon Footprint
Product Carbon Footprint
The Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) is the most established method for determining the climate impact of a product. It helps to identify, analyse and, with the right measures, reduce or (ideally) completely avoid these impacts.
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Product Environmental Footprint
PEF Industrial
A Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) is a new method for measuring sustainability performance. This makes it possible to determine all relevant environmental and health impacts as well as resource-related burdens caused by a product.
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Article on ISO 14044
LCA Journal
Do you know what ISO 14044 requires? Even those with more experience can have rather varying opinions about it. For the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment my co-authors and I have written an article about the frequent misunderstandings regarding reporting and review requirements of ISO 14044.
Read the article
Comparative LCA: Green lies
Green Lies
Are menstrual cups a “green lie”?
An LCA comparing menstrual cups and tampons shows that products advertised as particularly sustainable are not always the truly sustainable alternative. So which product is more environmentally friendly? Find out more in the article about the study on female hygiene products.
Read the article
On behalf of the entire ifu Hamburg team, I hope that you all stay safe and healthy!
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With best regards from Hamburg,
Martina Prox
ifu Hamburg - Member of iPoint Group
"Productivity meets Sustainability"

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