Life Cycle Analysis

Life Cycle Analysis – How LCA works Life cycle analysis (LCA) is the systematic approach of looking at a product’s complete life cycle, from raw materials to final disposal of the product. How LCA Works Life cycle analysis examines the environmental impacts of a product by considering the major stages of a product’s life, which are: Raw material acquisition, which includes material harvesting and transportation to manufacturing sites; Processing,which involves materials processing and transportation to production sites; Manufacturing,which includes product manufacture and assembly, packaging, and transportation to final distribution; Product life, which includes energy and emissions during normal product life, required maintenance, and product reuse (refurbishing, material reuse); and Waste management/end of life, which includes recycling, landfills, liquid waste, gas…

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