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By Frank Werner

In an environmental existence cycle evaluation of goods (LCA), an unambiguous, scientifically established, ‘objective’ attribution of fabric and effort flows to a product is natural fiction. this can be as a result of the basic epistemological stipulations of LCA as a modelling method below the complexity of our socio-economic approach. as an alternative, a number of psychological versions and values consultant this attribution. This results in a practical version in a particular determination state of affairs. This publication exhibits for the 1st time how psychological versions and values effect this attribution within the lifestyles cycle stock step of LCA. one of many key findings is that the various administration ideas for a sustainable use of fabrics has to be taken into consideration for the attribution of fabric and effort flows to a product. another way, development innovations prompt through an LCA could end up to even aggravate the environmental state of affairs if reassessed from a meta-perspective. because of this publication, the declare of unambiguitiy (‘objectivity’) of the existence cycle stock has to be deserted. A group-model construction procedure for LCA is built that permits one to understand the choice makers' psychological types and values within the stock research on a case- and situation-specific foundation. in basic terms by way of this, LCA effects turns into appropriate in a decision-making strategy. case reports at the modelling of recycling and different end-of-life concepts of aluminium home windows and beech wooden railway sleepers in LCA supplement the methodological half. This ebook is a ‘must have’ for researchers, specialists and practitioners within the fields of decision-oriented lifestyles cycle review in addition to product-related environmental administration, modelling and decision-making.

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