Innovia Films - Case Study
Informed choices for sustainable manufacturing - the LCAs provided a valuable benchmark for Innovia Films and its cellulose based product.Innovia Films has used the GaBi Cradle to Gate life-cycle assessment tool and scenario modelling software to establish sound environmental credentials for its products and processes.Working with thinkstep, the company now has the knowledge to drive informed sustainable choices about investment in manufacturing. Please, click here to download the Case Study.
The Environmental Product Declaration 2.0 concept
A new way of integrating life cycle management.Building products manufacturers increasingly use LCA based information for their environmental communication.ISO 14025 consistent Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) provide an ideal format and verification structure, to deliver unbiased information transparently. The EPDs themselves are on the one hand side used in marketing and communication and demonstrate a company’s responsibility for sustainability impacts. On the other hand side, the information...
WQA Sustainable management standard
Sustainability Program and Green Product Certification Scheme for the Water Treatment IndustryThe Water Quality Association (WQA) partnered with thinkstep to develop a sustainability program for the water treatment industry.The overall goal of the program is to provide meaningful sustainability performance information about products and the companies that make them to consumers and other stakeholders, and to drive innovation and continual improvement in the sustainability performance of WQA member companies and...
Study: Involving Public Leads to Better Water Management
Ratepayers’ and water managers’ differing priorities may be bridged with education on issues A new study from Portland State University has identified a specific dissonance between the concerns of the public and of local officials responsible for water management. The study, by Melissa Haeffner, Douglas Jackson-Smith, and Courtney G. Flint, showed that while the public tends to be more concerned about the specter of water shortages and high water bills, local elected officials and water managers...
Dissolved Solids and Water Purification
To make drinking water palatable, the level of dissolved substances (TDS) can’t be too high, but it also can’t be too low Water quality metrics are needed to ensure that surface and groundwater – common sources of water for human consumption – are free from contaminants and pollutants. The level of dissolved solids, also commonly referred to as total dissolved solids (TDS), is a way of measuring the level of organic and inorganic substances in water. This measure refers to any type of...