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dc.contributor.authorBradford, Sebastian-
dc.contributor.authorRupf, Reto-
dc.contributor.authorStucki, Matthias-
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-15T13:40:52Z-
dc.date.available2021-01-15T13:40:52Z-
dc.date.issued2021-
dc.identifier.issn2071-1050de_CH
dc.identifier.urihttps://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/21322-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the environmental impacts of climbing ropes using life cycle assessment (LCA). An online survey was conducted to evaluate users’ behaviour and the potential of an open loop recycling project for old ropes. The results of the LCA study show that the production of the base material, polyamide 6, has, at 50%, the highest impact on the total global warming potential of 46.6 kg CO2-eq. per climbing rope and on most of the other environmental issues. At present, there is no practical alternative for a base material. However, the survey indicated a high willingness of climbers to return their ropes for the purpose of recycling. If all old ropes stored at home or being used for non-climbing purposes in Switzerland were to be recycled, 1170 t CO2-eq. could be saved by substituting primary material and avoiding waste incineration.de_CH
dc.language.isoende_CH
dc.publisherMDPIde_CH
dc.relation.ispartofSustainabilityde_CH
dc.rightshttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/de_CH
dc.subjectClimbing ropede_CH
dc.subjectPolyamidede_CH
dc.subjectLife cycle assessmentde_CH
dc.subjectLCAde_CH
dc.subjectGreenhouse gas emissionde_CH
dc.subjectUser behaviourde_CH
dc.subjectMountaineeringde_CH
dc.subjectOutdoor activityde_CH
dc.subjectProduct developmentde_CH
dc.subject.ddc338.927: Umweltökonomie und nachhaltige Entwicklungde_CH
dc.titleClimbing ropes : environmental hotspots in their life cycle and potentials for optimizationde_CH
dc.typeBeitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschriftde_CH
dcterms.typeTextde_CH
zhaw.departementLife Sciences und Facility Managementde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen (IUNR)de_CH
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su13020707de_CH
dc.identifier.doi10.21256/zhaw-21322-
zhaw.funding.euNode_CH
zhaw.issue2de_CH
zhaw.originated.zhawYesde_CH
zhaw.pages.start707de_CH
zhaw.publication.statuspublishedVersionde_CH
zhaw.volume13de_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewPeer review (Publikation)de_CH
zhaw.webfeedÖkobilanzierungde_CH
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zhaw.display.portraitYesde_CH
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