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life cycle assessment

Definition:
A technique to assess the environmental aspects and potential impacts associated with a product, process, or service, by: compiling an inventory of relevant energy and material inputs and environmental releases [outputs]; evaluating the potential environmental impacts associated with identified inputs and releases [outputs]; interpreting the results to help you make a more informed decision.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Core
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt
Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • ecobalance
  • LCA (life cycle assessment)
  • life-cycle assessment
  • LCA (life cycle analysis)
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/135257
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