Life cycle assessment in the print industry: A Critical review

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dc.contributor.author Bousquin, Justin
dc.contributor.author Gambeta, Eni
dc.contributor.author Esterman, Marcos
dc.contributor.author Rothenberg, Sandra
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-02T18:16:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-02T18:16:42Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Bousquin, Justin, et al. "Life cycle assessment in the print industry: A Critical review." Journal of Industrial Ecology (2012). Print. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/15156
dc.description.abstract This article compares life cycle assessment studies performed on imaging equipment for the consumer market in order to identify common practices, limitations, areas for improvement, and opportunities for standardization. The analysis suggests that comparisons across studies are significantly hampered by variability in scope, transparency, data sources, and assumptions; it identifies sources of discrepancy and variability. Of particular concern to printing devices was the definition of a functional unit, which can vary significantly depending on the capabilities and use patterns of a printer. Standardization of the functional unit and related assumptions has a high potential to increase quantitative comparability across studies. At the same time, standardizing the functional unit by paper usage excludes the possibility of comparison to alternative communication media. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Wiley en_US
dc.subject Functional unit en_US
dc.subject Imaging en_US
dc.subject Impact assessment en_US
dc.subject Industrial ecology en_US
dc.subject ISO 14000 en_US
dc.subject Publishing en_US
dc.title Life cycle assessment in the print industry: A Critical review en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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