Life cycle assessment or LCA – refers to a process in industrial ecology by which the products, processes, and facilities used to manufacture specific products are each examined for their environmental impacts — a balance sheet prepared for each product that considers: the use of materials.
Sustainable fibres is a group of textile fibres that is even more interesting than biodegradability is the concept of ‘sustainability’. By definition, sustainable living is taking no more potentially renewable resources from the natural world than can be replenished and not overloading the capacity of the environment to cleanse and renew itself by natural processes.
Life-cycle map is a term used to visualize all steps in the life cycle assessment (LCA) process; a visual map or diagram of the interrelated processes of the product or service system.
Life cycle inventory is the term used to describe t is an objective, data-based process of quantifying energy and raw material requirements, air emissions, waterborne effluents, solid waste, and other environmental releases throughout the life cycle of a project, process, or activity.
Gabi is a Life-cycle assessment tool for modelling social, environmental, and economic impacts of products and systems attributed to material flows and processes.