LCA Issues for Understanding the Environmental Profile of Carpet

Show simple item record Yaros, Bernard R. en_US Chaffee, Chet en_US Boustead Consulting & Associates, Ltd. en_US 2006-06-06T17:50:33Z 2006-06-06T17:50:33Z 1999-05-18 en_US
dc.description.abstract Environmental 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.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Quantitative analysis
dc.subject Eco-profile
dc.subject Environmental impact
dc.subject Life cycle analysis (LCA)
dc.subject Life cycle inventory (LCI)
dc.title LCA Issues for Understanding the Environmental Profile of Carpet en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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