Many people think of LCA’s as something that only businesses should perform to understand the environmental impact of a particular product or service, but how about an educational institution like a high school, college or university? Is there a need to perform a detailed Life-Cycle Analysis for an institution of higher learning? There’s still a lot of confusion regarding LCA’s and what they are and aren’t so we’ll try to “clear the air” regarding this hot topic. (more…)
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the recent announcement by Walmart that they will begin to require their vendors to answer a number of questions regarding their environmental impact for the creation of Walmart’s new sustainability index. The index will cover a number of issues such as Carbon Footprint, Water & Energy Usage as well as types of packaging and materials used. One of the items that seems to be overlooked by those who are critical of this groundbreaking initiative (more…)
Lots of info coming out of Bentonville this week. No need to worry. Lifecycle Assessments (LCA’s), calculating your carbon footprint [baseline], implementing sustainable product, process and packaging initiatives and eco-labels are all part of NextLife’s comprehensive service offerings. In fact, we might be as bold to say that the eco-label we’re designing could, ultimately, be the template for not only Walmart, but all retail and consumers at-large.
So, let us help you stay ahead of the curve…and on the shelves of Walmart.