Life Cycle Assessment as a tool for the improvement of a regional construction and demolition waste (CDW) management system

Lucia Rigamonti

Politecnico di Milano

Lucia Rigamonti is an environmental engineer graduated at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 2003 cum laude. In 2007 she completed her PhD in Sanitary and Environmental Engineering with a thesis on the topic of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) applied to different integrated municipal solid waste management systems. She is a senior researcher at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICA) of Politecnico di Milano. She is professor for the university courses ‘Phenomena of pollution’ and ‘Sanitary - environmental engineering’. In 2013 she spent three months at the Scion Research Center (Rotorua, New Zealand) and in 2015 two months at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia). She has authored over 140 publications, including more than 30 on ISI/SCOPUS journals. She coordinates the working groups ‘DIRE (Development and Improvement of LCA methodology: Research and Exchange of experiences)’ and ‘Waste management and treatment’ of the LCA Italian network. Her research interests include: waste management and treatment, waste prevention, life cycle thinking approach, industrial symbiosis, sustainable use of resources and sustainable consumption.


In recent years, the European Commission has identified construction and demolition waste (CDW) as a priority waste stream due to the huge amount annually generated and the high potential for resource recovery through... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Lucia Rigamonti (Politecnico di Milano)
  2. Sara Pantini (Politecnico di Milano)

Topic Area

• Management and technology for sustainable and resilient energy, water, food, materials,


WS-16 » Multi-level socio-economic metabolism studies (13:45 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room G)

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