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Life cycle


The Chamber of Commerce of Prato and the consortium for the promotion of carded textile products launched a collaboration with researchers at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa, who developed the specifications for measuring the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the product in conformity with the new Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology issued by the European Commission in May 2013. They produced the regulations for quantifying and assessing environmental impact throughout the life cycle of the products, constituting one of the first examples in Europe of the application of the simplified approach of this methodology to facilitate its adoption by small and medium businesses in the same chain of production.