Product life cycle assessments

Product life cycle assessments (LCAs) assess the overall environmental impacts caused by a system of production, use and disposal processes
(known as the value chain or the “product life-cycle”) necessary to provide a specific product.


Why and how to perform a product life cycle assessment?

The purpose of life cycle studies is to assess the environmental impacts of “potential” product substitutions (the choice of one product system instead of another). You need not be bothered with all the technical details. But if you are interested in the more technical aspects, there are lots of references to textbook stuff and other publications at our tools and publications pages.

You can also find some more generic groups of product life cycle assessments on these pages: