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Renewable Energy Directive, how is that progressing?

When did it all begin? Back in 2008, the European Commission set up the Renewable…

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DECOAT prepares for Life Cycle Assessments: Ecomatters leads an LCA data collection workshop

On July 10-11, the EU-funded Project DECOAT, in which Ecomatters is a key partner, held…

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2019 – Changes in the Dutch implementation of the European Energy Directive

As mentioned in our previous article, if your company has more the 250 employers, or…

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What you need to know before starting a comparative LCA

One of the main reasons why companies perform an LCA is intending to make an…

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The future of plastics: what lies ahead?

Where are we at with plastics? As have been seen in recent years, there is…

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Ecomatters joins DECOAT in a new H2020 project

Ecomatters Joins the Consortium in a new H2020 Project Addressing the Recycling of Coated and…

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Should you do sustainability reporting?

With all the struggles, rough edges and ups and downs, sustainability is slowly becoming part…

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Chemical safety in a circular economy

Currently, most of the products on the market get discarded after their use. They end…

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Changes in the Dutch Environmental Management Act

Dutch Environmental Management Act - Notification of implemented recognized measures If your company uses more…

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Ecomatters presents at EcoBalance Conference 2018

The conference Recently Ecomatters presented in Japan on the EcoBalance conference in his 2018 edition.…

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COP24 where are we now?

Moving Forward after COP24 What happened in 2015.. Back in 2015, the landmark Paris Agreement…

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Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)

Energy Efficiency Directive At Ecomatters, we regularly get questions regarding article 8 of the EU…

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A Second Life For Carbon Black

Carbon black is one of those industrial products that few know the name of despite…

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Ecomatters present at the LCIC2018

The conference In late August 2018 Ecomatters participated in the First Life Cycle Innovation Conference…

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Ecomatters annual retreat at Texel

Ecomatters Annual Retreat: Texel

Back in September, Ecomatters had its annual retreat for 2018, with this year’s destination being…

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Environmental label for painters

OnderhoudNL and VVVF launch Environmental label for painters

We would like to congratulate OnderhoudNL, an entrepreneurial organization of specialist’s real estate maintenance, renovation,…

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Cracking down on plastic waste – Ecomatters joins “eCircular”

Ecomatters is proud to announce its contribution to eCircular, an EIT Climate-KIC programme promoting a…

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Food2020

Ecomatters part in Food 2020 project successfully finalizes

Project background Ecomatters is happy to announce the successful end of its participation in the…

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Climate Summit St. Louis

St. Louis Climate Summit 2018

Climate Discussions in St. Louis, Missouri In April of 2018, St. Louis University in Missouri hosted…

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LCM professionals Survey outcome

What will LCM professionals work on in the future? (survey outcome)

The survey background Back in September 2017, our curiosity regarding where Life Cycle Management (LCM)…

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Natural Capital World Forum

Update from The 2017 World Forum on Natural Capital

The Forum The 3rd World Forum on Natural Capital was held in Edinburgh near the…

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The application of blockchain in supply chains

The recent hype around Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has brought a lot of attention to…

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COP 23 - Sustainable standards

What we can learn from the sustainable standards at COP 23

It is that time of year again to gear up for the annual Convention of…

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Food2020

SMEs in the food sector present their LCA report at FOOD 2020 project meeting

Back in June 2016 we launched a call for Dutch SMEs who were interested in…

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Ecomatters ECO platform EN15804

Ecomatters creates first Dutch ECO Platform EN15804 EPDs

First Eco Platform EPDs published by the Dutch programme operator Ecomatters is very proud to…

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LCM 2017 Ecomatters experiences

Ecomatters’ contributions and experiences at the LCM2017 conference in Luxembourg

Past September, Ecomatters attended the LCM conference for the third time. This year, the LCM2017…

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PEF Pilot

Environmental Footprint Pilot (PEF): Status mid 2017

About three and a half years ago the European Commission started their Environmental Footprint (EF) pilot,…

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Profit and loss assessment

Profit and loss assessment as key driver for sustained business success

Where traditionally the impact of a company was solely measured in terms of the profit…

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Eco Footprint Tool

Coatings Eco-footprint tool update: Cradle-to-grave assessments for the paint industry

Since the publication of its Sustainability Charter in 2012, CEPE, the European association of the…

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LCM 2017 Ecomatters experiences

Ecomatters presents latest experiences and practice at the LCM Conference

We are happy to announce that we have been invited again to present our work…

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Ecomatters now member of Fundación Empresa y Clima (Business and Climate Foundation)

Fundación Empresa y Clima is a non-profit organisation that works to spread the business leadership and…

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Ecomatters joins Xarxa Barcelona+Sostenible

Barcelona+Sostenible is a network of companies and organisations that assume their responsibility and commitment in…

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Natural Capital Coalition

Ecomatters joins Natural Capital Coalition

As of December 2016, Ecomatters is an official member of the Natural Capital Coalition. The Natural…

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AkzoNobel launches 4D Profit and Loss Methodology

In September 2016 AkzoNobel has launched their newly developed 4 Dimensional Profit and Loss (4D…

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Ecomatters annual internal conference in Barcelona

Employee engagement One of the reasons to implement a sustainability strategy within a company is increasing…

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Top 5 reasons why companies should implement sustainability

Why are companies implementing sustainability more and more? Some companies just start because they feel…

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Must an SDS always include an exposure scenario?

When you receive a safety data sheet (SDS) for the chemicals you work with, you…

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Downstream users of chemicals: are you aware of your REACH compliance obligations?

That REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation (and restriction) of CHemicals is well known. With…

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Supplier's SDSs

“Help, my supplier’s SDSs are of poor quality!”

Are you are a formulator of chemical products, such as paints or detergents? Or do…

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5 things your company should consider after the COP21

5 things your company should consider after the COP21

On December 11th 2015, most governments around the world agreed to reach net zero greenhouse gas…

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Hola Barcelona!

Ecomatters is very happy to announce the opening of our new office in Barcelona. Over…

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PEF - CEPE

The Product Environmental Footprint: moving towards success or failure?

The Product/Organisation Environmental Footprint (PEF/OEF) project of the European Commission is a hot topic these…

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LCM 2015: our participation in ‘mainstreaming Life Cycle Management’

From August 25th until September 2nd, the LCM conference took place in Bordeaux. The event focusses…

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REACH 2018: Starting today is “at the edge of being late”

In the recent ECHA webinar REACH 2018: Know your portfolio and start preparing now, ECHA shared…

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4 Things to consider when hiring a consultant

4 Things to consider when hiring a consultant

Are you a sustainability manager responsible for the carbon reporting of your organisation and do…

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Protective coatings studie

Protective coatings studies reveal that quality pays off

Ecomatters has successfully completed two life cycle studies on the application of coating systems in…

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Voorlichtingsdag Stoffen & Arbo 2015

Ecomatters present at the VNCI/VHCP “Voorlichtingsdag Stoffen & Arbo 2015”

On June 25th, the Stoffen- & Arbodag 2015 took place. The information day, organised by…

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Strengths-based Ecomatters team

This spring, Ecomatters has become a Strengths-based company. Through focusing on our strengths – identified…

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LCA: Allowing fair comparison?

Environmental claims are often met with criticism from competitors and consumer organisations. This is not…

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