SA Plastic Pact

From IWMSA Weekly Waste Digest 7 – 11 June 2021

Establishing a national database for lifecycle assessment data

Recording. Prof Harro von Blottnitz and Dr Pippa Notten of UCT presented the proposal for a National Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) database. Without such a database, LCAs will be more costly (up to 3/4 times more costly and take much longer); and the LCAs produced will not be representative of the SA context and therefore not accurate and credible. Relevant SA datasets  for various products (incl. packaging) will be developed and be made available so that all producers can access these datasets to conduct LCAs.

Watch the webinar recording here.