Environmental Activities for the Classroom: Product Life-Cycle Analysis

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

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Dissecting a consumer product into all the various processes that contribute to its production and disposal can help us better understand how our consumer habits affect the environment. Consumption of products drives an array of extraction, manufacturing, processing, transportation and disposal operations. An analysis of these operations, called life-cycle or cradle-to-grave analysis, documents the inputs (water, energy, raw materials) and outputs (products and wastes), for these various steps.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationChampaign, IL
PublisherWaste Management and Research Center
StatePublished - Jan 1999

Publication series

NameTN Series (Waste Management and Research Center)


  • Classroom activities
  • Product life cycle -- Analysis -- Curricula
  • Product life cycle -- Sneakers
  • Health risk assessment -- Study and teaching
  • Risk assessment -- Environmental aspects -- Curricula


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