A2 Section B - Product Life Cycle Analysis

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What is Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) used for?
work out the environmental impact of a product throughout its whole life
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Give the 5 stages of a product's life cycle.
Extracting materials, processing, transporting, using, disposing
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What is a product's carbon footprint?
The carbon dioxide produced as a by-product of energy use throughout a product's life
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What other factors need to be considered in a product's life cycle?
Human impact
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Give an example of human impacts in a product's life cycle.
Farmers growing cotton; miners extracting copper for metal studs; designers; factory workers
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Give 3 ways the impact of a product could be reduced.
Using different materials? Fair wages? Reduce energy in transportation? Good working conditions? Different method of disposal?
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What is a product's carbon footprint?

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What other factors need to be considered in a product's life cycle?

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