What is Better?
- What is the environmental impact?
- Where does it occur most?
- What should we do about it?
- What is it going to cost us?
"Quantify ? Qualify ? Symbiosis"
Assessment tools are crucial.
Ideally, these need to be valid, easy, objective, reproducible, enhanceunderstanding, etc.
Generally agreed that one should not focus on one life-cycle aspect solely,but take a systems and life-cycle perspective.
Published July 13, 2000; WTEC Workshop on Environmentally Benign Manufacturing (EBM) Technologies