Presentation icon  Eco-Selection and the Eco Audit Tool

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Description: This resource is an introductory level lecture with simple case study, it contains animations and full notes. The lecture covers the following topics: material consumption and life-cycle; LCA - problems and solutions; eco-audits and the audit tool and strategy for materials selection. This lecture unit is part of a set created by Mike Ashby to help introduce students to materials, processes and rational selection. Granta's Teaching Resources Website aims to support teaching of materials-related courses in Engineering, Science and Design. The resources come in various formats and are primarily aimed at undergraduate students.
Keywords: eco design • sustainability • LCA • eco audit • water bottle • emission • waste • PET • glass • recycling • presentation
Categories: Materials > Ceramics & glasses > Glasses
Materials > Polymers & elastomers > Plastics > Thermoplastics > Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Other topics > Sustainability
Other topics > Design
Other topics > Material selection
Other topics > Environment
Other topics > Life cycle analysis
Created by: M.F. Ashby, University of Cambridge
Granta Design
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Date created: 23 February 2011
Date added: 10 March 2011
Resource ID: 3484