Cradle-to-grave analysis

Cradle-to-grave analysis

An analysis of the impact of a product from the beginning of its source-gathering processes, through the end of its useful life, to disposal of all waste products. Cradle-to-cradle is a related term signifying the recycling or reuse of materials at the end of their first useful life.
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This type of analysis is referred to here as life-cycle assessment (LCA), but other names are often used, such as ecobalance, cradle-to-grave analysis, and lifecycle analysis.
They want cradle-to-grave analysis, while the product's carbon emissions have to be lowered by 66%," said Sverre Knudsen, general manager of Jotun in Abu Dhabi (NOTE--SPELLING IS CORRECT).