Quantifying, Assessing, & Evaluating Impacts

Hypothetical LCIA – PART 2:
Quantifying, Assessing, & Evaluating Impacts
STEP 2: On some fresh pieces of paper or in a spreadsheet, generate two tables where you perform a
complete assessment based on your initial mass estimates, combined with the hypothetical life-cycle
impacts in Step 1. This should be simple math. Multiply mass of material by mass of impact for each
material and impact combination. Create one table for each product.
STEP 3: Summarize and Evaluate your analysis in some fashion. Which product has an overall lower
impact? Explain why.










STEP 4: Ignoring the hypothetical nature of the data, discuss processes, impacts, and other stages of the
full life cycle that are missing from our analysis:


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