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Main Title Life Cycle Assessment for Municipal Solid Waste Management.
Author Bridges, J. S. ; Curran, M. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Nov 93
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-93/485;
Stock Number PB94-122512
Additional Subjects Solid waste management ; Municipalities ; Solid waste abatement ; Sources ; Earth fills ; Local government ; Trends ; Concepts ; Assessments ; Professional personnel ; Waste stream ; Production engineering ; Consumers ; Product development ; Drawings ; Reprints ; LCA(Life Cycle Assessment) ; ISWM(Integrated Solid Waste Management)
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NTIS  PB94-122512 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The purpose of the article is to discuss where and how Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) can be a concept and approach for managing municipal solid waste (MSW). Current thinking trends focus strictly on the waste rather than on the product. MSW professionals generally follow the approach of diverting waste material from going to the landfill and only consider the wastestream. LCA consists of looking at products and materials through the production process, packaging or activity from its inception to its completion. The approach accounts for how wastes become wastes and looks for upstream solutions to reducing or eliminating wastestream problems. Integrated solid waste management (ISWM) with LCA is a combination that requires the waste professional to cooperate with the producer andconsumer in determining the best options for waste management at the local level.