A lifecycle inventory of solid waste

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


The lifecycle inventory technique described in Chapter 3 is applied to waste management. The possible uses for an inventory of different waste management options are discussed. The functional unit for the comparison is defined, as are the system boundaries. This includes defining the ‘cradle’ and ‘grave’ for waste. The general structure of waste management systems, which forms the basis of the LCI model, is mapped out, and the computer spreadsheet developed to conduct the LCI is introduced.


Solid Waste Waste Management Waste Management System Water Emission Computer Spreadsheet 


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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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