november, 2020

17nov2:00 pm3:00 pmCircular Glass: an honest comparisonInspiring webinar Video conference


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Glass has been produced for millennia and fulfills many functions from art to packaging to transport of data. The environmental performance of glass is mainly determined by its production process due to its energy demand. Comparing this performance and its circularity of glass products with other products is done by life cycle assessment or LCA. In this webinar the application of LCA is explained with a focus on a fair comparison.


This webinar will be provided by Tom Ligthart from TNO.

Tom Ligthart graduated in environmental and agricultural sciences at Wageningen University in 1996. Thereafter he worked in the area of sustainable building. He contributed to the National Sustainable Building Manuals and implemented measures in building and construction projects. At TNO he became an LCA and Sustainability assessment expert. He developed adaptations and extensions of current LCIA methodology on integration of social factors, industrial safety and health, and more realistic modelling of the impact of essential metals. Customers in the sectors of building and packaging materials were among others international branch organisations. He contributed to FP7 and H2020 projects such as FNN (life cycle approach future nanomaterials) and PACK-CE (multilayer packaging). Recently, he fulfilled a part-time secondment at the Top Institute Food & Nutrition developing and applying an LCA-based packaging tool and gave lectures on sustainability of packaging at several Dutch universities of applied science. The sustainability of packaging solutions and the relation between packaging and the circular economy has his major focus.


(Tuesday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CET


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