Exploring the role of social life cycle assessment in transition to circular economy: A systematic review

What role will the social life cycle assessment (S-LCA) play in the transition towards a circular economy? Anubhuti Bhatnagar, Anna Härri, Jarkko Levänen and Kirsi Niinimäki from Aalto University and LUT University explored this concept in the latest review article published in the "Resources, Conservation and Recycling" journal.
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The authors examined 45 published studies that reported the use of S-LCA as a tool to evaluate social hotspots in the transition to a circular economy. Findings highlight the need for collaboration between S-LCA practitioners and industries for accurate assessments. Key steps include defining system boundaries, selecting impact categories, gathering data from diverse sources, and accurately reporting social impacts. Despite complexities, S-LCA is crucial for evaluating social risks in the CE transition.

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