SCA's recently released Life Cycle Assessment Calculator, also part of free site download resources, is used to quantify and interpret cradle-to-gate
LCA environmental impacts of ready-mixed concrete mixtures with and without slag cement.
Solva/s initial cradle-to-gate
assessment shows outstanding results--carbon footprint reduced by a quarter; consumption of non-renewable resources divided by two; and water use decreased by over two-thirds compared to traditional compounds.
Traditionally, Henkel had what is called a cradle-to-gate
approach: We integrated sustainability thinking into our raw material selection, manufacturing processes and logistics but everything that happened to the product during the consumer use-phase, including waste disposal, was not taken into consideration.
I will also cover the product's life from cradle-to-gate
, meaning window materials' impact will be measured from raw material extraction to its final form leaving the manufacturer.
This article shows greenhouse gas emission savings for a range of wood products by comparing (1) net wood product carbon emissions from forest cradle--to--mill output gate minus carbon storage over product use life with (2) cradle-to-gate
carbon emissions for substitute nonwood products.
The LFT composites DSM is co-developing with PlastiComp-which include compounds reinforced with glass fibre as well as carbon fibre-have a much improved Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) score, thanks to the carbon neutral cradle-to-gate
footprint of the EcoPaXX polymer.
Recycled polyester is used in several new products, a process that has reduced our cradle-to-gate
environmental impact by 10%
Independent researchers Intertek Expert Services and Renewable Choice Energy have verified that Octal'S DPET uses 65 per cent less purchased electricity and 28 per cent less on-site thermal energy with 18 per cent lower global warming potential and a 30 per cent lower cradle-to-gate
environmental footprint compared to conventional APET.
The footprint tool considers a cradle-to-gate
approach, from raw material sourcing to product manufacturing, providing significant assistance to its customers in calculating the carbon footprint of their projects.
The development team at DuPont says that, based on an internal cradle-to-gate
life cycle assessment, the Hytrel RS grade is superior in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as its use of renewable energy, to a petroleum-based TPC-ET.
By 2015 our ambition is that eco-premium products--those with a higher eco-efficiency than main competitive products--will make up 30 percent of sales and that our cradle-to-gate
carbon footprint will be reduced by 10 percent.