25 Apr '11, 10pm

How to Undertake a Life Cycle Assessment of Your Products and Services

Assessing environmental impacts of individual products or services (we’ll call them “products” for short) is one of the most important things you can do in creating the diagnostic foundation that your company needs to pursue Eco-Advantage. Product-level impact analyses can help fine-tune your understanding of eco-related risks and opportunities, pinpoint specific areas for you to target for improvement, and help you evaluate complex options and trade-offs in product and process design. But conducting product impact assessments is tricky. There are many competing methodologies and tools available for product “life cycle analysis/assessment” (LCA) -- from “LCA Light” rapid assessment tools to costly software tools that can intimidate PhDs. It’s an inherently messy affair because of the extraordinarily complex nature of the challenge. You are trying to account for and quantif...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/04/25/how-undertake-lif...

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Interview: Kate Swan, COO Of Frog Design On The Consumer Life Cycle

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triplepundit.com 27 Apr '11, 9am

And this is a global issue. Kate had just returned from China working in the car industry. She reports that there are now ...