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In the previous sections you have learnt about Sustainability and about environmental impact categories and discovered the basic idea of Life Cycle Thinking. The products and processes you deal with at work and in your personal life affect the environment, adversely or beneficial. But how can you ensure that you are doing the best possible job in realizing the benefits of technology with minimal environmental damage? A tool that helps you with your decision making in seeking to achieve this balance is Life Cycle Assessment.
In principle, a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) provides a way of quantifying the diverse effects on the environment caused by products throughout their entire life cycle