INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT: ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING
Free (open access)
Volume 11 (2016), Issue 6
1055 - 1063
An important aspect – although not the only one – in planning and developing a system for waste management is to optimise environmental benefits and minimise environmental damage. The purpose of this contribution is to outline a common approach to evaluating environmental impacts – Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) – and to show how it can be used in structured processes to plan and develop waste management policies and systems. LCA, also sometimes known as ‘Cradle-to-Grave’ Assessment, is a general approach to evaluating the total environmental impacts of providing a product or service .
life cycle assessment, management, waste