Definitions for "Life cycle assessment"
methodology developed to assess a product's full environmental costs, from raw material to final disposal.
the process of compiling and evaluating the inputs and outputs and potential environmental impacts of a product throughout its life cycle from cradle to grave, that is, at all stages from resources, materials and energy inputs, through production processes, to outputs and their distribution, use and eventual disposal (as products, by-products, wastes or emissions).
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an analysis method that quantifies the environment aspects and impacts of products and services throughout their entire life cycle.
A basis for making strategic decisions on the ways in which particular wastes in a given set of circumstances can be most effectively managed.