What is Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)?

Before discussing the definition of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), There is a brief story about LCA. The journey of LCA started in 1960's. It started with concerns over the limitations of raw materials and energy resources. It moved people in finding ways to cumulatively account for energy use and to project future resource supplies and use. Figure 1. The First LCA, Case Study in Coca Cola Bottle In 1969, Coca Cola Company in United States used the current methods of Life Cycle Inventory Analysis for comparing different beverage containers. They want to determine which container had the lowest releases to the environment and least affected the supply of natural resources. That study quantified


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