Life Cycle Analysis: A Step by Step Approach

Abstract: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. It offers a "cradle to grave" look at a product or process, considering environmental aspects and potential impacts. This report covers LCA basics, including issues to consider when starting a product life cycle assessment.

URL: http://www.istc.illinois.edu/info/library_docs/tr/tr40.pdf

Source: Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

Resource Type: Article/report

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