-food wastage -transport Step 2 - Life cycle mapping Draw a life cycle map showing the main stages for your product or service. Note some of these will occur ‘outside your gate’. You may need to do a little research here. See potato chips example, but note your map may be more or less complex than this. Note you may also decide to do separate maps for different operations. When you have completed the map use a highlight pen to highlight the stages where you expect that the biggest environmental impacts may occur – see red highlighted stages on potato chips example. greenwichcollege. edu.au RTO Provider 91153 - Cricos Code: 02672K
Step 3 - Identifying key environmental impacts Use the information from your map to complete the life cycle impacts matrix by thinking about the environmental impacts that may occur at each stage – note some of these will be completely outside your influence. This may require some additional research on your part, for instance you might need to research the raw materials that go into your product and the environmental impacts associated with sourcing and processing these. When completed, use a highlight pen to identify the ‘key’ impacts and another to highlight the ones that you can influence directly or indirectly. (See potato chips example) Step 4 - Developing strategies to reduce environmental impacts You now need to think about possible ways of reducing these impacts. Complete the strategies table for the key greenwichcollege. edu.au RTO Provider 91153 - Cricos Code: 02672K
impacts you can influence directly or indirectly that you identified in your life cycle matrix i.e. the ones you highlighted. You may need to do some research here, or seek some external advice to help identify strategies, especially as some of the key impacts may be ‘outside your gate’ i.e. in the supply chain, and therefore difficult to influence. You may also think of further work required before strategies could be adopted, e.g. more research, costings, availability of resources etc. Impact Strategy Further work needed Farm chemicals 1. Source organic potatoes and sunflowers Who & where are the suppliers? Land degrade & habitat destruction from mining bauxite and forestry practices 2. Encourage packaging provider to use recycled aluminum 3. Use recycled or sustainably harvested fibre for packaging Work with your packaging manufacturer. Look at building into procurement criteria Production of aluminum is highly energy intensive. Huge GHG from smelters and by- products from aluminum production 2. Encourage packaging provider to use recycled aluminum 3. Use more sustainable packaging Work with your packaging manufacturer. Investigate options for alternative more sustainable packaging Emissions from aluminum smelting and refining. Acid rain caused by emissions aluminum emissions 2. Encourage packaging provider to use recycled aluminum As above GHG from energy used in processing & cooking chips, and high energy use Measures to reduce energy use: 4. Conduct audit and implement most viable strategies eg energy
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