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The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

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17.08.2017 | LCA FOR AGRICULTURE

Geographic variability of agriculture requires sector-specific uncertainty characterization

When conducting a life cycle assessment (LCA), primary data supplied directly from the upstream or downstream processes are the gold standard. However, due to the limitations in time and resources, LCA practitioners are often relying on life cycle …

16.08.2017 | PROMOTING SUSTAINABILITY IN EMERGING ECONOMIES VIA LIFE CYCLE THINKING

Life cycle assessment in the furniture industry: the case study of an office cabinet

The furniture industry is one of the oldest sectors of the economy and involves the production of durable consumer goods used for storage, hanging, supporting, lying, sitting, working, and eating (Cordella and Hidalgo 2016 ). Particleboard is a …

15.08.2017 | FSLCI CORNER

Medellin Declaration on Marine Litter in Life Cycle Assessment and Management

Facilitated by the Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation (FSLCI) in close cooperation with La Red Iberoamericana de Ciclo de Vida (RICV) on Wednesday 14 of June 2017

The Medellin Declaration on Marine Litter in Life Cycle Assessment and Management was developed during the Conferencia Internacional de Análisis de Ciclo de Vida en Latinoamérica, which took place from 12–15 June in Medellin, Colombia. The …

14.08.2017 | LCI METHODOLOGY AND DATABASES Open Access

New and updated life cycle inventories for surfactants used in European detergents: summary of the ERASM surfactant life cycle and ecofootprinting project

14.08.2017 | CHALLENGES AND BEST PRACTICE IN LCAS OF SEAFOOD AND OTHER AQUATIC PRODUCTS Open Access

Mapping the impacts of farmed Scottish salmon from a life cycle perspective

The European Union is becoming ever more reliant on seafood imports to supply growing demand that European fisheries and aquaculture have failed to meet (Little et al. 2012 ). Politically motivated media reports have made claims that competing …

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The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (Int J Life Cycle Assess) is the first journal devoted entirely to Life Cycle Assessment and closely related methods. LCA has become a recognized instrument to assess the ecological burdens and impacts throughout the consecutive and interlinked stages of a product system, from raw material acquisition or generation from natural resources, through production and use to final disposal. The Int J Life Cycle Assess is a forum for scientists developing LCA and LCM (Life Cycle Management); LCA and LCM practitioners; managers concerned with environmental aspects of products; governmental environmental agencies responsible for product quality; scientific and industrial societies involved in LCA development, and ecological institutions and bodies.

Papers on applied LCA/LCM, especially case studies, will be considered for publication if they are of general interest to the LCA/LCM community and present new insight or knowledge, such as a product that has been rarely or never assessed; a special interest operation, e.g. hydrofracking or Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS); novel methodology; or located in a non-mainstream region. In addition to LCA/LCM, papers on Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA) and Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA) are also welcome. Life Cycle Costing (LCC) studies are considered for publication in the framework of LCSA (three pillar concept/triple bottom line).

Papers on the application of life cycle assessment methodology in single issue studies, such as greenhouse gas analysis as a means to assess carbon footprint, climate change, or global warming potential, will also be considered if the conclusions are clearly limited to the studied impacts. Discussion must indicate the limitations of not conducting a “full” LCA that accounts for all environmentally relevant impacts (i.e., the potential trade-offs).

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