Brown Bag Webinars
Free webinars on LCA and sustainability topics
EarthShift Global is pleased to announce a series of free sustainability 'Brown Bag' webinars. These webinars covering a wide range of topics and are delivered by leaders in their respective fields. Each webinar is held from 1-2 PM Eastern time with a presentation followed by a Q&A Session.
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Circular Design in the Electronics Industry: Discussing Case Studies from a Lifecycle Perspective
Date: September 22, 2022
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET
Presenter: Karsten Schischke, Fraunhofer IZM
The circular economy made it on the agenda of policy and businesses alike in recent years, and the insight gained ground, that this is not only about better recycling. The circular economy has to start with better products made for being kept in loops. There is no ‘one fits all’ approach for circular design, at least not in the complex electronics industry. There are however several companies out there exploring design and business model innovations targeting at better circularity of products. Finding the right strategy and product concept is a challenging task, which requires life cycle thinking – otherwise the intention to close loops will inevitably fail. This webinar will tackle questions, such as:
· How to get started?
· Revolution or evolution: What is the best approach for circular design?
· What do LCAs tell me in terms of guiding design decisions?
In 2021 iNEMI ran a series of online presentations to feature some outstanding enterprises and their circular design approaches. This webinar will be built on these case studies, complemented by some recent research on such design approaches by Fraunhofer IZM, reflecting on the challenges for more circularity from a life cycle perspective.
Karsten is passionate about making the electronics industry more sustainable. For more than 20 years he found Life Cycle Assessments boring, but is thrilled by the design, business, and policy solutions derived from solid LCA evidence. He is leading the group Product Ecodesign and Circular Materials at Fraunhofer IZM, a leading institute in the field of applied research for the microelectronics industry, and supports his team, industry, and governmental bodies alike to keep the 1,5° target alive.
You can learn more about Karsten on his Linked In profile.
Past Brown Bag Webinars:
You can access recordings of prior webinars on the EarthShift Global Official YouTube channel and via the links provided below.
Advancing SMART Futures for Global Sustainability
Five Misperceptions Surrounding the Environmental Impacts of Single-Use Plastic
CELAVI Framework: Current & Future Capabilities & Applications
Using Planetary Boundaries with LCA for Absolute Sustainability Assessment and Target-setting
Sustainability Focused Innovation
Why Do I Need A Critical Review
LCA Study of the Substitution Policy in Colombia
Paths to Carbon Neutrality Panel Discussion featuring: Navitas Semiconductor, Interface, HP Inc.
Sustainable Water Mgmt for Decarbonizing Fossil Power Gen by Tim Skone, DOE
Anticipatory LCA Approach to Improve Climate from Emerging Carbon Capture and Utilization Technologies: NREL
HP Taking LCA One Step Further by Tom Etheridge
Balancing Creativity & Data, Making Sustainability Easier: TrueNorth Collective
Packaging LCA in the Automotive Industry: Cummins
Gaining Traction with your Sustainability Initiative: WholeWorks
Tackling the Plastic Pollution Crisis: WWF
Circularity for Packaging - Past, Present and Future: PTIS
Reconciling Values and Facts in Comparative LCA by Valentina Prado
Apportionment Lowering Energy Investments: Eastman Energy
LCA of an Innovative Shelf Life Extension Technology: Apeel Sciences
LCA In the Sub-National Context: Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
Ice Core Tales of Climate Change from Opposite Ends of Earth: UNH EOS
Earth Stories & Why They Matter
Communicating Sustainability Using Storytelling
Lifecycle of Building Materials & Other Embodied Carbon: Thornton Tomasetti
Environmental Impacts of Alluvial Gold Mining, Peruvian Amazon: PELCAN
The Financial Case for High Performance Buildings: stok
LCA and Biomimicry: Arizona State University
CO2 Sequestration by Methane Eating Bacteria: Stanford University
Anticipatory LCA Explorative Comparative Design with Lise Laurin
Anticipatory LCA 101 with Valentina Prado
Eliminating the Idea of Waste with TerraCycle
Can We Reverse Climate Change: Interface
Goals & Tools to Drive Sustainability: Dow
Sustainability Services: Waste Management