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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Life cycle assessments comprise a cradle-to-grave analysis covering the environmental impact of products at all stages in their life cycle from the raw materials to disposal.
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).