Special Issue "Life Cycle Assessment Studies Applied to Different Sectors: Fashion, Construction Material and Packaging"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Lucia Rigamonti
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Guest Editor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano MI, Italy
Interests: life cycle thinking approach; sustainable products and services; circular economy; environmental remediation technologies; waste prevention; recovery of materials; capture and utilisation of CO2

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sustainable development means meeting the needs of present generations without jeopardising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The challenge is to improve the overall environmental performance of products throughout their life-cycle, taking in mind that social, economic and environmental issues are inseparable and interdependent. In practice, this implies continuous work to improve all stages of the product’s life cycle, from design, raw material production, manufacturing, transport, storage, marketing and final sale, to use, reuse, repair, remake and recycling of the product and its components. In addition, more sustainable patterns of consumption and use are needed. These may necessitate shifts in individual attitudes and behaviour.

This Special Issue aims at presenting life cycle assessment studies applied to three important sectors, i.e., the fashion industry, the building materials industry and the packaging industry. We welcome papers that report case studies that deal with the ecodesign of products as well as with the end-of-life of products in view of the circular economy (especially remanufacturing, reuse and recycling of the product and its components). Papers that deal with new patterns of consumption and use of products of the three underlined sectors are similarly welcome. Papers that cover not only the environmental aspects but also the economic or social ones will be well-received.

Prof. Dr. Lucia Rigamonti
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Life cycle assessment
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental evaluation
  • Carbon footprint
  • Economic assessment
  • Social aspects
  • Fashion industry
  • Textile
  • Construction material
  • Construction sector
  • Building material
  • Packaging
  • Plastic

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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