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Evaluation of Ecolabelling Criteria Using Life Cycle Assessment

Abstract Ecolabels are the main driving force of consumer knowledge in the realm of sustainable product purchasing. While ecolabels strive to improve consumer's purchasing decisions, they have overwhelmed the market, leaving consumers confused and distrustful of what each label means. This study attempts to validate and understand environmental concerns commonly found in ecolabel criteria and the implications they have within the life cycle of a product. A life cycle assessment (LCA) case study of cosmetic products is used in comparison with current ecolabel program criteria to assess whether or not ecolabels are effectively driving environmental improvements in high impact areas throughout the life cycle of a product. Focus is placed on determi... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Bernardo, Melissa Anna (Author) / Dooley, Kevin (Advisor) / Chester, Mikhail (Advisor) / Fox, Peter (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Sustainability / Environmental management / Cosmetics / Ecolabels / Environmental Impacts / Life Cycle Assessment
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 92 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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