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Session 9.2: Methodology: Applying S-LCA at early stages of product development (II)
Thursday, 08/Sept/2022:
9:30am - 11:00am

Session Chair: Paola Lettieri
Session Chair: Martina Pucciarelli
Location: Domblick

50 seats

Session Abstract

Society is one of the fundamental aspects to consider when assessing the sustainability of emerging products and novel technologies. Social advantages and drawbacks linked to their utilisation are typically straightforward to recognise; however, the utilisation phase comprises only a part of the life cycle. Indeed, social aspects associated with the production chain and the end of life should also be considered.

When novel technologies and emerging products are assessed from a social point of view, one of the main challenges is represented by the availability of data. Data are fundamental to creating a life cycle inventory, identifying the stakeholders, categories and sub-categories, and quantifying social impacts. Nevertheless, having preliminary information on the social impacts of emerging products and novel technologies could support future actions focusing on minimising or avoiding negative social consequences.

In this session, we invite contributions addressing issues related to S-LCA studies of novel products and emerging technologies, addressing issues concerning the data collection, inventory creation, categories and sub-categories selection and assessment of social impacts.

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Addressing social impacts of emerging technologies in the mining sector: opportunities and challenges

Giuseppe Cecere, Hazem Eltohamy, Lucia Rigamonti

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Identifying social impacts of bioeconomy upstream activities through literature review and participatory approaches

Julia Lessa Feitosa Virgolino1,2, Nicholas M. Holden1,2, Claudia Coutinho Nóbrega3, Luciana Rodrigues Cirino3

1UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, University College Dublin, Ireland; 2BiOrbic Bioeconomy Research Centre, Dublin, Ireland; 3Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, João Pessoa, Brazil

Automatic identification of social hotspots in product lifecycles building on Life Cylce Inventory databases using the STAR method

Rafael Horn1,2, Carla Scagnetti1,2, Matthias Fischer1, Sun Hea Hong1,2, Eva Knüpffer3

1Fraunhofer IBP, Germany; 2University of Stuttgart; 3Ramboll

Social LCA to evaluate the valorisation of sulphidic mine residues for metals and minerals recovery

Andrea Di Maria1, Yblin Roman2, Mohammad Khoshkhoo3, Alberto Vazquez2, Anders Sand3, Karel Van Acker1

1KU Leuven, Department of Materials Engineering; Leuven, Belgium; 2Catapa; Ghent, Belgium; 3Boliden Mineral AB; Boliden, Sweden


Olubukola Olumuyiwa Tokede

Deakin University, Australia

An approach to evaluate reliability, validity, and objectivity of data collection in S-LCA

Paolo Di Giorgio1,2, Manuela D'eusanio2, Monica Serreli2, Luigia Petti2

1PONZIO SRL, Italy; 2Università degli Studi 'G. d'Annunzio' Chieti - Pescara

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