Project Title: Marine Impacts in LCA (MariLCA)

Co-Implementing Partners: FSCLI e.V., Politécnica Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), CIRAIG, UCSB, NTNU

Funding Partners: Plastics Europe, and the funding partners of the Life Cycle Initiative

Project Summary:

MariLCA works to harmonize the  development of environmental impact pathways and characterization factors for marine impact assessment in LCA, specifically from marine (plastic) litter. The project has three phases

Phase 1: Develop a framework document on different impact pathways associated with marine litter and identify the gaps and building blocks (2019).

Phase 2: Fill in methodological gaps in LCIA related to marine litter (2019 – 2022).

Phase 3: Build consensus to deliver a harmonized and consensus-based impact pathway framework and methods addressing plastic litter impacts in LCA (2023-2025).

In June 2020 a framework paper was presented in collaboration with NTN University of Norway to over 90 people during MariLCA’s “Webinar on Introducing the Methodological Framework”. Another paper on nanoplastics has been submitted to the Journal of Ecological Indicators.

Outcomes of the 2nd marine plastics consultation workshop

Outcomes of the 2nd Multi-stakeholder consultation workshop on a systematic approach to marine plastics In...
May 5, 2019

Great momentum gained for developing systemic solutions to marine plastics

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March 16, 2018