January 4, 2023

Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Waste Management Strategies with a Zero Waste Objective

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Sound Resource Management Group

The study focuses specifically on the life cycle environmental impacts associated with the Base Case and Zero Waste scenarios defined within. It does not take into consideration economic or social impacts associated with various waste management methods or strategies.

Life cycle analysis as applied to solid waste management systems is a technique for assessing cradle-to-grave environmental impacts associated with production, use, and discard of products and materials in society. The methodology used in this study takes into consideration a broad range of environmental impact factors.

These have been consolidated under three major categories:

  • Climate Change
  • Human Health
  • Ecosystem Toxicity


  • solid waste