Life Cycle Management Studies

Ongoing
Massey University, NZ Merino

This Master’s project is considering how companies can – and do – take responsibility for the life cycle impacts incurred during the use phase of their products. It involves a case study of merino wool products to investigate various improvement...

Ongoing
SCION, BRANZ, Construction Productivity Partnership, BCITO, DBH, AUT, Massey University, Auckland University

This is to develop a systems map of the New Zealand construction industry in order to understand points where power can be leveraged for increased productivity.

Completed March 2012
SCION, SIFT, Kaikoura District Council, Landcare, ESR, Cawthron Institute

Complete LCAs for a number waste management options available to the Kaikoura community and link the data to the other work being conducted in the “BioWaste” research programme.

Completed June 2012
SCION, Zespri, Massey University

Complete LCAs for a number of biospife formulations for a biospife that can be included in kiwifruit in export key export markets.

Completed October 2010
SCION

This project uses an emerging trend is to use approaches that can integrate results from scientific, social, political, economic and environmental studies to produce sustainable business benefits.  This paper examines how the approach...

Ongoing
Massey University, Landcare Research, Scion Research

This PhD project seeks to investigate how SMEs in the primary sector can be supported in implementing LCM practices into their day-to-day business and, where appropriate, use LCA as a tool to reduce their impacts on the environment. 

Ongoing
Landcare Research, Business New Zealand, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry for the Environment

The project is working to develop increase productivity and maintain market access through life cycle management and develop indicators to guide company strategy to integrate environmental initiatives in six New Zealand case study companies...