Introduction to life cycle assessment

J.B. Guinée, R. Heijungs

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    This chapter gives an overview of the mainstream method of life cycle assessment (LCA) on the basis of the generally accepted principles as laid down in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) series of Standards on LCA. The first part is devoted to the key questions addressed by LCA and sketches the historical development towards that method. The second part provides an overview of the LCA method itself, while the third part discusses some examples of LCA applications. Finally, the fourth part discusses some of the future challenges to LCA including life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA) and streamlined LCA techniques.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSustainable Supply Chains
    Subtitle of host publicationA Research-Based Textbook on Operations and Strategy
    EditorsY. Bouchery, T. Tan, J.C. Fransoo, C. Corbett
    Place of PublicationCham
    Number of pages27
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319297910
    ISBN (Print)9783319297897
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Publication series

    NameSpringer Series in Supply Chain Management
    ISSN (Print)2365-6395
    ISSN (Electronic)2365-6409


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