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LCA

Life cycle assessment. LCA is part of many methods and a method on its own. It has its own ISO-standards. There are various software and internet tools for quick and for thorough LCA.

Themes

Ionizing radiation
Human toxicity
Land use
Biodiversity
Climate change
Ecotoxicity
Energy efficiency
Fossil depletion
Mineral depletion
Nutrient balance
Ozone depletion
Particulate matter
Smog
Water depletion

Spatial focus of impact

Generic

Open Access

Yes

Assessment type

Quantitative

Spatial focus of object

Local
Mixed
Anywhere

Technical Stage

Development
Commercial

Life Cycle

Cradle to gate
Cradle to grave

English available

Yes

Object: Product
Goal: Self-assessment; Product optimisation
Motivation: Improvement