LCA Malaysia

LCA Application in Products Environmental Performance and Communication

LCA Application in Products Environmental Performance and Communication

One of the applications of LCA is for communicating product’s environmental performance to support the production and consumption of environmentally preferred products or services. The widely accepted measures for public and business communication to differentiate product as being environmentally preferable is through environmental labels and declaration.

SIRIM Ecolabel Product Carbon Footprint

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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

LCA CONCEPT

According to ISO 14040, LCA is defined as the compilation and evaluation of the inputs, outputs and the potential environmental impacts of a product system throughout its life cycle. Thus, LCA is the tool that addresses the environmental aspects and potential environmental impacts throughout a product's life cycle from raw material acquisition through production, use, end-of-life treatment, recycling and final disposal.

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LCA Project

Several LCA projects have been carried-out in various areas in order to assist stakeholders in evaluating the environmental profiles of their product systems. The list below indicates some of the project that have been carried-out.

No. Project Titles
1. LCI Analysis of Food Waste Composting System (2016)
2. LCI Analysis for Telecommunication Tower (2016)
3. Life cycle inventory analysis for disposal of food waste using MAEKO composting system
Mentari Alam EKO (M) Sdn. Bhd.
4. Harmonising the LCA Methodology for ASEAN Biofuel - Carbon footprint
ASEAN Committee on science and technology (COST).
5. Development of GHG management tools for mitigation programmes and measures.
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia (NRE)
6. Program Latihan & Perlaksanaan Opsyen Amalan Industri Hijau di Jabi Rice Mill S/B Untuk Pembangunan Premis Demonstrasi Amalan Hijau Bagi Industri Pengilangan Beras di Malaysia.
Jabatan Alam Sekitar (JAS)
7. DSTIN Project on Sustainable Water Consumption Through Water Foot Printing and Water Risk Management.
Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI)
8. Environmental Declaration Scheme for Construction and Building Materials
EU Switch Asia
9. Development of an Environmental Conscious Design Benchmark Tool for Identifying Optimum Eco-design Option
Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI)
10. UNEP-Relating to the Technical Support of National and Regional Initiatives and Networks on LCA Databases and Related Capacity Building, Communication and Research Elements UNEP
11. Capacity Building on Life Cycle Inventory Analysis for Refinery, Chemical, Lubricant and Dispensed Petroleum Products Petronas
12. Benchmarking of Cradle to Gate Green House Gas Profile of Plywood Produced in Sarawak (Phase II)
Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC)
13. Technological innovations and business opportunity for climate change mitigation actions

Introduction on LCA Malaysia

LCA Malaysia is a web-access platform launched by SIRIM in 2011 for practitioners and would-be practitioners of LCA, users of LCA results and the Malaysian public at large to keep tap with local and global developments in LCA. There is increasing acceptance that LCA can provide scientific analysis to identify improvements along the supply chain of most economic activities from agriculture, to mining, processing, manufacturing, service and even marketing.

Although the use of LCA is adopted in policy-making, business decisions, community improvements and of course in research, technology development and innovation in the developed countries, its use in Malaysia is still limited due to lack of awareness of the potential benefits of LCA among the public and private sectors, as well as consumers.

SIRIM as the host of the LCA Malaysia website will continuously seek to enhance its content and presentations covering basic to advance knowledge of LCA, interesting news on applications and events, to cater to a broad spectrum of regular and ad hoc ‘visitors’.  LCA Malaysia also provides links to many other useful websites e.g. MY-LCID (the Malaysian Life Cycle Inventory Database).

The aspiration of the SIRIM LCA Team to propagate LCA in Malaysia and eventually to provide services at the regional level for economic growth and development that will not compromise the health of the environment is epitomized in the website logo as shown herewith: