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    Introduction 1. CRMD Background The Canadian Raw Materials Database (CRMD) is a voluntary project involving a cross-section of Canadian materials industries to develop a database profiling the environmental inputs and outputs...
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    The Toxics Use Reduction Institute's (TURI's) Surface Solutions Laboratory (SSL) created this database linking performance evaluations to specific testing parameters and environmental assessments based on the testing performed at the lab. ...
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    CMLCA is a software tool that supports the calculation of:
    • life cycle assessment (LCA), including social life cycle assessment (SLCA) and life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA)
    • input-output analysis (IOA), including...
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    The ecoinvent Centre hosts the world's leading database of consistent, transparent, and up-to-date Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data. With several thousands of LCI datasets in the areas of agriculture, energy supply, transport, biofuels and...
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    With its ergonomic interface, sectoral databases and low cost, Bureau Veritas CODDE's EIME - Environmental Improvement Made Easy has popularised environmental analysis. EIME is more than a software programme, it is a referential that lets...
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    This manual provides state agencies and technical assistance providers with tools and resources to better serve their clients who are looking for information and to support greening their operations, supply chains, processes, and products.
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    Begun more than 25 years ago, the Design for Recycling Award is ISRI's highest award that is given annually to the most outstanding contribution to products designed with recycling in mind. It recognizes the proactive steps made by...
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    Solvent Substitution Software Tool, PARIS III, is a desktop/laptop application that allows users to find mixtures of solvents with specific physical and chemical properties, but also have relatively low environmental impacts. The purpose...
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    Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships (QSARs) are mathematical models that are used to predict measures of toxicity from physical characteristics of the structure of chemicals (known as molecular descriptors). Acute toxicities...
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    The DfE Computer Display Partnership, along with the electronics industry, evaluated the life-cycle environmental impacts, performance, and cost of technologies that are used in desktop computer monitors--namely, cathode ray tubes (CRT)...
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    The DfE Printed Wiring Board (PWB) Partnership encouraged the use of technologies that improve both environmental performance and competitiveness of the PWB industry. The Partnership website includes project background information,...
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    The mission of the Chemical Footprint Project is to transform global chemical use by measuring and disclosing data on business progress to safer chemicals. It provides a tool for benchmarking companies as they select safer alternatives and...
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    As with any new technology, it's easy to get swept up in the benefits of 3D printing. It opens up a world of new possibilities for all industries, and stands to lessen transportation costs, environmental impacts, waste, and reliance on...
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