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Session 9.2: Methodology: Applying S-LCA at early stages of product development (II)
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.
Addressing social impacts of emerging technologies in the mining sector: opportunities and challenges
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Identifying social impacts of bioeconomy upstream activities through literature review and participatory approaches
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
1Fraunhofer IBP, Germany; 2University of Stuttgart; 3Ramboll
Social LCA to evaluate the valorisation of sulphidic mine residues for metals and minerals recovery
1KU Leuven, Department of Materials Engineering; Leuven, Belgium; 2Catapa; Ghent, Belgium; 3Boliden Mineral AB; Boliden, Sweden
APPLYING INTUITIONISTIC FUZZY LOGIC IN SOCIAL LIFE CYCLE IMPACT ASSESSMENT
Deakin University, Australia
An approach to evaluate reliability, validity, and objectivity of data collection in S-LCA
1PONZIO SRL, Italy; 2Università degli Studi 'G. d'Annunzio' Chieti - Pescara