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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One might think going back to recyclable paper or metal cans would be a good idea, but a cradle-to-grave analysis of both shows that their production consumes more total resources than plastic.
This is often referred to as a life-cycle assessment (LCA) or cradle-to-grave analysis.
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.
The system boundaries are commonly referred to as a cradle-to-grave analysis. This report is confined to collection of biomass, bio-oil production, transportation of resources and fuels, production of fuels and electricity, and combustion of fuels (Fig.