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Quiz 5 (Week 7) -EVSP413: Environmental & Ecosystems ManagementPart 1 of 1 -100.0/ 100.0 PointsQuestion 1 of 910.0/ 10.0 PointsThe Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) process is a systematic, phased approach that consists of these fourcomponents: goal definition and scoping, inventory analysis, impact assessment, and interpretation.733035Quiz 5 (Week 7)
Question 2 of 915.0/ 15.0 PointsWrite an essay that explains in your own words why LCA is usually difficult to carry out in real life. You mustuse your textbook as a source and cite it, if you use additional source cite them in APA style as well.I think that LCA is difficult to carry out in real life because of the complexity of tracking all the indirectand direct inputs that are interrelated in order to create the final product. It is very complicated to assess theenvironmental impact created since the raw material extraction for each of the components that are necessary touse and create interdependency between them to create a final product.For a firm to decide to invest a LCA knowing that it will imply an economical and resources cost it mustseek a greater gain as they know it will imply an organizational and financial change with the LCA findings.Producers of final products are more likely to make improvements in their LCAs while still making financialgains and competing with similar firms (Berkhout,et.al., 1997), that way they can claim their social interest(positive image) without stopping their economical growth. Therefore they could cling to the fact that they areunder their LCA period, doing findings about the environment impact for their raw materials extraction, plus allthe other materials that they need to interrelate for the creation of their final product without having an endingdate for the conclusion of the LCA, they could drag their feet in the process in order to maintain a positiveimage in the eyes of the consumer while still keeping their economic gain in tract.References:Berkhout, F., & Howes, R. (1997). The adoption of life-cycle approaches by industry: patterns and impacts.Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 20(2), 71–94. (97)01199-3Mukherjee, A., Hannigan, R., Sarkar, D., & Datta, R. (2015).An Integrated Approach to EnvironmentalManagement. Wiley.Feedback: Issues you should have included are that the final products often require a large number of diverseinputs, there are increased interdependencies of these inputs, tracking all of the direct and indirect inputs isoften difficult, as well as is identifying the related environmental impacts all the way back to raw materialextraction.

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