The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Method in Japan

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The Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a methodology for calculating
objectively the impact of a product on the environment during its
existence, from the extraction of raw materials until its
elimination. Since its appearance in Japan in the early 1990 years, LCA
has been amply studied and applied by research organizations,
universities, industries and government.
Recognized as an effective tool for the development of strategies
sustainable development, LCA is part of its success to the support of
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, which launched in 1998
stroke national project. This project allowed the elaboration of the largest
LCA basic data of the world, available for a few months.
Japan is now one of the countries or stroke is the most used in
particularly in the industrial environment. The analyzes cover a wide
range of products and services such as vehicle battery has a fuel
or management of waste in a prefecture. This report aims to
give a stroke activity by presenting general overview of the methodologies
developed and many applications.

Origin: Embassy of France in Japan - 9 pages - 1 / 09 / 2004

free telechargez this report in pdf format: http://www.bulletins-electroniques.com/japon/rapports/SMM04_078

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