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.

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