Methodology for environmental sustainability assessment in the framework of bioeconomy observatory

The methodology presented hereafter is meant to provide a user friendly tool to assess the environmental sustainability of bio-based products and their supply chains, largely using a life-cycle perspective. It should be regarded as a comprehensive science-based method, able to provide quantitative understanding of a wide range of environmental aspects. In practice, its applicability may be constrained by the actual extent of
availability and/or accessibility of data and information. In turn, applying the methodology can help identifying existing gaps in data and/or information availability and/or accessibility, thus bringing useful insights to the understanding of the product-system being assessed. In the context of this project, such a methodology will be used e.g. to conduct comparative environmental assessments of bio-based products along their supply chains, i.e. from primary production of biological resources to end-of-life (EoL) processes.