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My research objectives are To create a consistent study of environmental effects associated with the production use maintenance re-use and disposal of alternative wood and non-wood materials used in light construction ie from forest resource regeneration or mineral extraction to end use and disposal thereby covering the products entire life cycle from cradle to grave To develop an analytical framework for evaluating life cycle environmental and economic impacts for alternative recycled materials in competing or complementary applications so that I can make consistent and systematic comparisons of options for selecting my materials LIFE CYCLE THINKING AND LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT Consideration and assessment of a material or products life cycle can be used to assess the environmental impacts of your services andor products throughout their life cycle cradle to grave help you identify ways to reduce these impacts and make cost savings Life Cycle Assessment LCA involves the collection and evaluation of quantitative data on the inputs and outputs of material energy and waste flows associated with a product over its entire life cycle so that the environmental impacts can be determined Life Cycle Thinking LCT considers a products life cycle and aims for a reduction of its cumulative environmental impacts However this approach is more qualitative and does not require the thorough data analysis that full scale LCA relies on Considering the life cycle of a product its materials in a general way may for example lead to reducing packaging of products using recyclable raw materials or improving the efficiency of the product when it is used by the customer Waste can be reduced energy can be saved and raw materials can be conserved To be truly effective life cycle thinking needs to become second nature for all those who come into contact with products Educational and awareness-raising measures are best undertaken closest to the citizen ie on a national and regional level Life cycles information and assessment
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