There has been much discussion regarding cradle-to-cradle and cradle-to-grave perspectives, which are fundamental in sustainable materials management and circular economy concepts. A critical component of this conversation is life-cycle assessment (LCA) and how this tool may be used to formulate operational and policy making strategies for solid waste management.
EREF is pleased to offer a one-day workshop focused on Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) on April 6, 2017 in Raleigh, NC. The workshop will provide a forum for discussion regarding how LCA currently is used and how it can be used to direct policy and decision making for solid waste management. This includes examining the idea of whether or not federal, state and local goals should be based on weight or environmental burden (which would dictate an LCA approach).
Additionally, the workshop will focus on implementation of LCA, current models used, the importance of life-cycle inventory data, panel discussions with key professionals on the topic, as well as round table discussions with all participants. Attendees will include practicing engineers, academics, industry professionals, government personnel, and policy makers.