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Environmental Assessment and Management in the Food Industry by F Ziegler, J Berlin, U Sonesson

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Combining Life Cycle Assessment of food products with economic tools

E. Settanni, B. Notarnicola and G. Tassielli,     University of Bari, Italy

Abstract:

The economic counterpart of LCA, known as Environmental Life Cycle Costing (LCC), is of increasing concern for LCA practitioners. Just like LCA, LCC may concern food products. Yet, the literature provides few applications of LCC to food products and, more generally, to nondurable products; moreover, the methodologies adopted vary significantly within the available studies. Other examples of combined environmental–economic tools for the assessment of food products include applications of Input–output Analysis along with Material Flows Analysis (MFA) and LCA. These combinations aim at ...

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