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:

The objective of MariLCA is to foster the harmonized development of environmental impact pathways and characterization factors for marine impact assessment in LCA, specifically from marine (plastic) litter. It achieves this through:

  • 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).

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