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dc.contributor.authorYaros, Bernard R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChaffee, Cheten_US
dc.contributor.authorBoustead Consulting & Associates, Ltd.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-06T17:50:33Z
dc.date.available2006-06-06T17:50:33Z
dc.date.issued1999-05-18en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/10374
dc.description.abstractEnvironmental expectations for the carpet industry have changed over the years. Suppliers, customers, and investors now expect industry to incorporate environmental concerns into their business practices in an effort to minimize the environmental impacts from raw materials, manufacturing, packaging, shipping, use and end-of-life disposal or recycling. One tool that can provide appropriate environmental understanding is the life cycle inventory (LCI) or the LCI building block known as an eco-profile. A cradle to gate eco-profile using life cycle inventory methods has been prepared for the production of carpet, using the Boustead Model and database. The initial analysis of the environmental aspects of the carpet system can be used a building block by the carpet industry to further understand issues of raw materials consumption, energy use, process and product improvements, and end-of-life disposal and recycling options. An illustration is also provided showing how life cycle data from an eco-profile study can be used by the carpet industry as the basis for constructive environmental discussions with key suppliers, customers and consumers.
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dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsAccess restricted to authorized Georgia Tech users only.en_US
dc.subjectQuantitative analysis
dc.subjectEco-profile
dc.subjectEnvironmental impact
dc.subjectLife cycle analysis (LCA)
dc.subjectLife cycle inventory (LCI)
dc.titleLCA Issues for Understanding the Environmental Profile of Carpeten_US
dc.typePresentationen_US


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