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Lifecycle inventory: a part of lifecycle assessment

  • P. White
  • M. Franke
  • P. Hindle

Summary

Lifecycle assessment (LCA) is introduced. It is a tool to predict the overall environmental impact of a product or service. It consists of four stages: goal definition, inventory, impact analysis and valuation, of which the first two are well developed and the latter two in need of further work. In view of this, the analysis of solid waste management will be limited to a lifecycle inventory (LCI) (comprising goal definition and inventory stages) and not involve a detailed impact analysis or valuation. Economic lifecycle assessment is an equally important, although separate, part of an overall assessment.

Keywords

Solid Waste Impact Category Global Warming Potential Impact Analysis Ozone Depletion 
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© Chapman & Hall 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. White
    • 1
  • M. Franke
    • 2
  • P. Hindle
    • 3
  1. 1.Procter & Gamble Ltd.UK
  2. 2.Procter & Gamble GmbHGermany
  3. 3.Environmental Quality - EuropeN.V. Procter & GambleBelgium

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