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Define Sustainability.
The quality of not be harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources and thereby supporting long term ecological balance.
Name the 7 stages of the LCA in order.
1. Material Acquisition,

2. Material Processing,

3. Manufacturing,

4. Packaging,

5. Transportation/Distribution,

6. Useful Life,

7. End of Life.

What is the definition of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)?
An analysis of the environmental aspects and potential impacts associated with a product, process, or service.
Describe the Life Cycle concept.
An LCA of a product includes all of the production processes and services to do with the product through its life cycle. From the extraction of raw materials which are used in the manufacture of the product, over the use of the product, to its recycling or ultimate disposal of some of its components.
What is the Life Cycle Inventory?
The Life Cycle inventory indicates what all of the inputs and outputs are throughout the life cycle of a product.
What are the 2 types of Inputs and Outputs available in the Life Cycle Inventory?
Environmental Inputs

(Energy and raw materials) and Outputs (Pollution).

Economical Inputs ( Costs for setting up factories and machines) and Outputs. (Distribution and marketing of the main product and side products)

Name 5 targets for product sustainability.

1. Products should be made from biodegradable or recycled materials

2. Made using renewable energy sources

3. All releases are safe for other life systems

4. We minimise the use of energy and materials in our production

5. Manufacturing wherever it may be, supports basic human rights

In terms of sustainability, name 3 responsibilities of developed countries.
Reduce green house gas emissions,

Raise awareness of risks of industrialisation like global warming,

Develop and support the use of alternative energy resources.

What are 2 ways of individually reducing the carbon footprint?
Reduce household energy consumption, reduce annual travel consumption.
What are 3 concerns related to excessive or unmanaged timber production?
1. Deforestation,

2. Loss of Biodiversity,

3. Loss of local economies and livelihoods.

What is this?
What is this?
Life Cycle Assessment Diagram