Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is composed of four primary phases: 

    1.) Goal and Scope Definition 
    2.) Inventory Analysis
    3.) Impact Assessment 
    4.) Interpretation 

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Life Cycle Assessment: An Introduction
 















LCA History in the United States
    Life cycle assessment (LCA) “evaluates the environmental effects associated with any given activity from the initial gathering of raw materials from the earth (petroleum, crops, ores, etc.) to the point at which...  (read more)

Environmental Impacts
Any process that requires using materials can produce environmental impacts—positive or negative... (read more)


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