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REVISION CARDS - PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE

 

V. Ryan 2013 - 2016

 

 

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WHAT IS PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE
ASSESSMENT (LCA)?

The designer / manufacturer plans every stage of making the product and it’s use by the customer, so that damage to the environment is as low as possible. A written Life Cycle Assessment is produced, as part of the design process.


  WHAT IS PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE
ASSESSMENT (LCA)?


This is when a designer / manufacturer plans every stage of making a product, so that the product is as environmentally friendly as possible.
Including, using recycled materials and renewable energy during manufacturing.

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The designer / manufacturer also designs the product, so that it consumes as little energy as possible, when its is being used by the customer and produces as little pollution as possible.

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At the end of it’s working life, the product has been designed so that it can be disassembled easily and recycled.
     
 
 
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