Life Cycle Thinking
PlasticsEurope promotes the use of Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) to improve understanding about product benefits and to take more informed decisions. As a scientific method, Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a technique to analyse the potential environmental impacts associated with a product, process or service. It involves:
Compiling an inventory of energy and material inputs and environmental releases
Assessing the potential environmental impacts associated with identified inputs and releases
Calculating performance indicators to inform decisions.
Learn more about how PlasticsEurope applies LCA and find links to additional resources.