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Main Title Life Cycle Analysis (Video Conference Paper).
Author Curran, M. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-93.113;
Stock Number PB93-194207
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Life(Durability) ; Pollution prevention ; Manufacturing ; Environmental impacts ; Decision making ; Materials ; Packaging ; Cargo transportation ; Packaging materials ; Waste disposal ; Consumers ; Utilization ; Risk assessments ; Profiles ; Guidelines ; Ecosystems ; Product comparison ; Cradle to grave
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-194207 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7p
Life cycle analysis, or LCA for short, is a term that has been used more and more over the past year to describe the cradle-to-grave environmental impacts of a product. The LCA is a way of looking at the environmental demands of a product looking at the resource usage and releases to the environment across all the stages involved in making and using a product, from raw material acquisition, through material manufacture, product manufacture, filling, packaging and distribution, and consumer use and disposal. The paper describes what an LCA is, how LCA is being used, how LCA can be used in environmental assessment, how EPA uses LCA, and future direction of LCA's.