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dc.contributor.authorDieuwertje Schrijvers
dc.contributor.authorPhilippe Loubet
dc.contributor.authorGuido Sonnemann
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-16T18:42:47Z
dc.date.available2020-07-16T18:42:47Z
dc.date.created2020-07-14 23:34
dc.date.issued2020-07-01
dc.identifieroai:doaj.org/article:66a15d83f1c0433b82c53ef90b960c76
dc.identifier10.3390/su12145587
dc.identifier2071-1050
dc.identifierhttps://doaj.org/article/66a15d83f1c0433b82c53ef90b960c76
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/3954838
dc.description.abstractThe selection of an appropriate allocation procedure for co-production and recycling in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) depends on the goal and scope of the analysis. However, it is not always clear when partitioning or system expansion can be applied, or when to conduct an attributional or a consequential LCA, both for LCA practitioners and users of LCA results. In this paper, the influence of the goal and scope on the selected modeling approaches is clarified. The distinction between process-oriented and product-oriented LCAs, between system expansion and substitution, and between the cut-off approach and other allocation procedures are highlighted. Archetypes of goal and scope definitions are developed. These archetypes reflect the minimum amount of information required to select an allocation procedure. It is demonstrated via an illustrative example that the question “what is the environmental impact of a product” can result in at least 15 different research questions requiring at least five different modeling methods. Finally, perspectives are provided on the use of attributional and consequential approaches to evaluate the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of products and processes.
dc.languageEN
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofhttps://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/14/5587
dc.relation.ispartofhttps://doaj.org/toc/2071-1050
dc.sourceSustainability, Vol 12, Iss 5587, p 5587 (2020)
dc.subjectlife cycle assessment
dc.subjectallocation
dc.subjectrecycling
dc.subjectattributional LCA
dc.subjectconsequential LCA
dc.subjectsustainability
dc.subjectEnvironmental effects of industries and plants
dc.subjectTD194-195
dc.subjectRenewable energy sources
dc.subjectTJ807-830
dc.titleArchetypes of Goal and Scope Definitions for Consistent Allocation in LCA
dc.typeArticle
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