Life Cycle Assessment

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The data I collected for Life Cycle assessment was of LCD TV. I was surprised after this study that whatever products we are using is causing at least some environmental damages either during production; transportation or at end of its life cycle stages. Owens is right in quoting Jevons that the economical use of fuel is not equivalent to a diminishing consumption. Same thing I noted in my life cycle assessment of TV that within 5 years alone the consumption of LCD TV rose from 100 million to 200 Million, as many consumers are now purchasing TV for pure aesthetic reasons as it is more energy efficient and prices of productions are also going down with improved technology.
Materials on the business and environment (owens, lovin, senge, de botton, documentary) compelled me to think differently. Before reading these materials I was aware of the fact that corporates for their own profits are damaging the environment by emitting greenhouse gases or by polluting the sea or rivers and I was thinking it’s the responsibility of the Governments/Regulatory authorities to control them. But as Senge suggested that: People blame greedy corporations or corrupt government for creating a system that deplete natural resources, destroy species and generate waste but things will not change as long as everyone is blaming someone else. Now onwards every time I had to take buying decision for any product will definitely think about how much carbon foot prints were left in the environment for making this product.
The data that I collected for Life Cycle assessment was for LCD TV. It was truly surprising to study that products we use are causing environmental damages either during production, transportation or at end of its life cycle stages. Owens is right in quoting Jevons that the economical use of fuel is not equivalent to a diminishing consumption. I noted a similar fact during my…...

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