Contribution by Berfin Bayram at ISIE in Leiden
From July 2-5, 2023, the 11th International Conference on Industrial Ecology was held in Leiden in the Netherlands. From Forschungskolleg Verbund.NRW, Berfin Bayram presented her poster titled Closing the concrete loop - how to make it eco-friendly?, focusing on a comparative life cycle assessment of concrete produced using natural and recycled aggregates. A stochastic approach was followed in the study, evaluating various relevant parameters and their influence on the outcome using uncertainty and global sensitivity analyses.
The conference of the International Society of Industrial Ecology is a major scientific conference in the field of environmental assessment with over 800 participants, 99 parallel sessions, over 300 posters and 7 keynote speakers. The focus was on the changes needed in society to stay within planetary boundaries. In addition to technical, political and behavioural solutions, the overarching methods were also discussed.