MarineShift360 is a partnership-driven international collaboration that aims to drive sustainable design and manufacturing in the marine industry. 11th Hour Racing, in collaboration with global sustainability firm, Anthesis Group launched the publicly available Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) sustainability tool on April 28th, 2022. The purpose-built Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool enables the user to evaluate and compare materials and processes, investigate alternatives, and drive innovation to allow informed, environmentally, and economically sustainable choices.
A Life Cycle Assessment is a way to understand the resource footprint of a product over its entire lifetime from cradle to grave. The tool uses industry-wide, reliable datasets to compare choices and investigate alternatives at the design stage to increase efficiency and reduce costs without compromising on performance.
The end goal is to empower the marine industry to fully understand the environmental footprint of its products and processes and enable a shift to a circular economy. This is critical for business and is driven by potential future environmental legislation, consumer demand, and the urgent need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.