Professor Christian Lastoskie was recently quoted by The Economist in an article in Technology Quarterly titled, “New Materials for Manufacturing.”
“Some firms use a process called life-cycle assessment (LCA) to work out environmental impacts. ‘The idea is to evaluate, cradle to grave, a product or service,’” Lastoskie told the Economist. “LCA used to be carried out when a product had been on the market for a while and plenty of data were available. Now it can be done in advance with computer modelling. That means making and testing a number of assumptions about a new material or process, but the analysis can be a useful guide to possible environmental concerns and help a company with its selection of materials, Lastoskie explains.”
To read the full article, please visit www.economist.com.