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Using Life Cycle Assessment to Assess the Cradle-to-Grave Environmental Impacts of Product Systems


Facilitated by Shannon Lloyd


Tuesday, March 17, 2020; 10:15-11:15

Room MB 9B, 9th floor of the John Molson Building (MB) at 1450 Ave. Guy

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an analytical framework for quantifying the potenial environmental impacts of a product’s full life cycle, from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacturing, distribution, use, and final disposal. This "cradle-to-grave" approach can be used to compare alternatives, identify environmental hot spots, and test our assumptions about the environmental sustainability of product sysytems. In this workshop a real-world example will be used to demonstrate the process of conducting an LCA and the value of using a systems perspecting to assess product sustainability.


All parts of the Sustainability and the Climate Crisis conference are free and open to the public but registration is required.

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