Assessing the Embodied Environmental Impact of Wastes, Losses and Wastage in LCA Using The Allocation Principles of Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA)
Pre-Conference Workshop: Assessing the Embodied
Environmental Impact of Wastes, Losses and Wastage in LCA Using The Allocation
Principles of Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA) (4 CEUs)
Martina Prox, ifu Hamburg Institute for
October 2, 2017, 9AM-Noon at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth, NH
Workshop Description: Wastes and Losses of a production systems are currently
assessed in LCA only looking at their direct environmental impact caused by the
potential effects they may have as releases to the environment.
The calculation and allocation principles used in Material Flow Cost Accounting to attribute the true costs to wastes and losses can be used in the same manner to quantify these indirect environmental impacts. This perspective supports companies in assessing alternative solution that lead to reduced waste regarding the true environmental benefits of such solutions.
The methodology and principles can also be applied independently of Umberto.