Thanks to National Cleaner Production Center (NCPC-SA) for their very interesting Life Cycle Management – Capability Maturity Training course held in the last week of February 2016.
There are definite benefits for companies to ensure that they have a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), it is not only designed to highlight possible areas of scarce materials and damage to the environment. This assessment also helps you to pinpoint hot spots within your supply chain/ manufacturing / packaging/ disposal which in turn can help save you money.
As stated on their website “The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) is a national program of government that promotes the implementation of resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP) methodologies to assist industry to lower costs through reduced energy, water and materials usage, and waste management. It is hosted by the CSIR on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).” website http://ncpc.co.za/
The LCA encompasses and includes the basic water foot-printing analysis which in our water scarce land is vital.
Its time we all stepped up an realized that wastage is not acceptable and that every single person Can and Should be making a difference in our world.