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Attributional Life Cycle Assessment: Emissions, Greenhouse Gas, and Costs for Palm Fronds Attributed to the City of Phoenix

Abstract Urban landscaping palm tree waste in the form of palm frond trimmings and bark shavings currently handled as municipal solid waste by the City of Phoenix, and other major municipalities, can be more cost effective and lead to reductions in emissions and greenhouse gases. While many cities have green organics collection and diversion programs, they always exclude palm tree waste due to its unique properties. As a result, an unknown tonnage of palm tree waste is landfilled as municipal solid waste annually. Additionally, as the tonnage is unknown, so are the associated emissions, greenhouse gases and costs. An attributional life-­‐ cycle assessment was conducted in the City of Phoenix from the perspective responsibility of the City of Phoenix... (more)
Created Date 2013-05
Contributor Antaya, David (Author)
Subject Palm Fronds / Life Cycle Assessment
Series Course Project Report Series
Type Text
Language English
Identifier Stock Number: SSEBE-CESEM-2013-CPR-006
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Collaborating Institutions School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) / Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management
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