There are already a wide range of commercially available bio-based products on the market offering a diverse range of functionalities. However, what can they be used for and why should the public sector purchase them? And how can procurers ensure that they have been produced in a sustainable manner? What types of standards are available?
In an attempt to provide more information about the most relevant issues concerning bio-based products and services, a series of factsheets will be published during the course of InnProBio which will focus just on these and other similar issues.
The latest factsheet provides information on Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing. All factsheets can be downloaded for free at www.bio-based.eu/policy.
Source: nova-Institut GmbH, 2017-07-25.