We value your privacy
Healthcare is a critical service sector with a sizable environmental footprint from both direct activities and the indirect emissions of related products and infrastructure. As in all other sectors, the “inside‐out” environmental impacts of healthcare (e.g., from greenhouse gas emissions, smog‐forming emissions, and acidifying emissions) are harmfu...
The cultivation of pomegranate worldwide has increased sharply in the past few years, mainly due to the growing perception that this fruit has numerous medical benefits. Despite the proliferation of studies delving into the properties of pomegranate from a medical and dietary perspective, its analysis from an environmental perspective has y...
Enhancement and Application of the Geopolitical Supply Risk methodology to functional materials used in the Healthcare Industry.
Assessment of the supply risk mitigation potential of recycling practices.
Study of the economical impacts of the use of critical raw materials.
Provide the industries working in the raw materials value chain with an integrated assessment tool
- Development of an optimized software solution (1+1+1=111) integrating three commercial software packages: Granta Selector (Granta), HSC Chemistry (Outotec) and openLCA (GreenDelta)
- Integrate guidance of the recyclability of materials in the software
- Enhance the industrial capacity in the raw materials value chain to use LCA and thermoeconomic information (innovation, footprints and handprints)
- Advance the development of criticality and circularity indicators methodologies and its integration in the software
- Prepare education material using the results of the methods and technology development
Keywords | raw materials; assessment; indicators; criticality, circularity; recyclability
GUCCIS | UpGrading the industrial capacity in the Raw Materials value chain to assess and design product circularity and to Use LCA by upscaling the integration of Circularity & Criticality Indicators and thermoeconomic information in materials intelligence and processing Software
Lead partner | University of Bordeaux
Co-leaders | HZDR and GreenDelta
Other partners | University of Waterloo, TNO, Outotec, Granta and Eramet
Funding | EIT Raw Materials
Healthcare is a critical service sector with a significant role in the economy. Recent work has highlighted the sizable environmental footprint of healthcare -- both from the direct operations of healthcare facilities and from the indirect emissions of purchased goods and services used within these facilities. This research advances life-cycle approaches to examine the quintessential healthcare facility -- a hospital. What are the largest contributors -- directly or indirectly -- to the environmental footprint? What might be prioritized for improving environmental performance?