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Main Title Assessment of Environmental Impact by Grocery Shopping Bags An Eco-Functional Approach / [electronic resource] :
Author Muthu, Subramanian Senthilkannan.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Li, Yi.
Publisher Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2014
Call Number TD195.B58
ISBN 9789814560207
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Environmental management. ; Biotechnology. ; Sustainable development.
Internet Access
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Collation XI, 162 p. 35 illus., 16 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Basic introduction to shopping bags and eco-functional assessment of shopping bags -- Manufacturing processes of grocery shopping bags -- Life cycle assessment of grocery shopping bags -- Functionality assessment of shopping bags -- Consumption behaviour of shopping bags in various countries: Consumption and eco-impact -- End-of-life assessment of grocery shopping bags -- Eco-functional assessment of grocery shopping bags -- Conclusions. This book details the different types of shopping bags used for grocery purposes and their manufacturing processes; various impacts made by different grocery shopping bags in their entire life cycle from cradle to grave stages; importance of consumer behaviour in determining the life cycle impact of shopping bags with the case study of the consumer behaviour studied in different countries for various shopping bags; quantification of environmental impact, ecological sustainability and recyclability potential of various raw materials used for shopping bags; functional and ecological properties of various shopping bags and their assessment; core concept and the theoretical framework of Eco-functional Assessment Methodology; Eco-functional assessment of various grocery shopping bags; quantification of the eco-functional scores of various shopping bags; reduction of environmental impacts of various grocery shopping bags