Product impacts: life cycle analysis

Produced by Practical Action, these materials help students to consider the impacts of a product through its whole life cycle. A presentation describes the concept of lifecycle analysis (LCA) and gives some examples. Students are then challenged to consider the life cycle of familiar products, from raw materials, through production and use and finally into end-of-life disposal or recycling. They then go on to consider how any detrimental impacts of the product could be reduced.

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