Lesson Details

  • Name: Life cycle assessment
  • Code: C.4.10.UR.4
  • Specification Reference:
  • Keywords: Plastic, polymer, recycling
  • Objectives: To discuss the importance of life cycle assessment. To carry out simple comparative LCA's for shopping bags made of paper and plastic.
  • Competency: Describe what a LCA is using a suitable example.
  • Proficiency: Use information to interpret the LCA of a given material or product.
  • Mastery: Discuss the negative issues relating to LCAs and why caution should be used when using them.

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