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Mark Duda researched life cycle analysis as a Fellow at the Political Economy Research Center (PERC) in Bozeman, Montana. He is now studying for a Ph.D. in geography from Clark University. Jane S. Shaw is a Senior Associate of PERC and co-author with Michael Sanera of Facts, Not Fear. This article is based on an earlier version released by The Center for the Study of American Business at Washington University.

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Duda, M., Shaw, J.S. Life cycle assessment. Soc 35, 38–43 (1997).

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  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Solid Waste
  • Biological Oxygen Demand
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate