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Plastic Leak Project CLSD

The environmental impacts of plastics and microplastics are currently omitted from Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) due to it being a novel area of science and this omission favours the LCA scoring of synthetic fibres over natural fibres. The Plastic Leak Project (PLP) is a pre-competitive multi-stakeholder initiative with over 20 partners to deliver a science-based methodology to map, measure and forecast plastic leakage along their value chain. These insights provide environmental ratings agencies and policy makers with a strong foundation to tackle plastic pollution and account for its impacts on the environment.

Project date

31 Mar 2019-30 Jun 2019

Principal investigator

Laura Peano

Research organisation

Quantis Sarl

Project led by

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Other rural industries Sheep Wool

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

Australian Wool Innovation is a not-for-profit enterprise that conducts research, development and marketing along the worldwide supply chain for Australian …

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Other rural industries Sheep Wool
  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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