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.
This event is brought to you by the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability and the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre with the support of the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies; the Faculty of Arts and Science; the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities; the John Molson School of Business; and the Departments of Biology; Communication Studies; Economics; Geography, Planning and Environment; Management; and Political Science at Concordia University.