JRC updates footprint methods

European Commission Joint Research Center updates its product and organizational environmental footprint methods; now includes characterization factors for more chemicals describing freshwater ecotoxicity, non-cancer and cancer toxicity

Quantis launches “Plastic Leak Project”

Consulting firm Quantis announces start of project to develop methodology to assess plastic leakage; aims to support companies in minimizing plastic pollution along their value chains

Food contact chemicals in life cycle assessment

Scientists present life cycle impact assessment method to include human exposure to chemicals in food packaging, discuss trade-offs, interpretation, data needs, consideration of additional toxicity concerns