The compilation and evaluation of the inputs, outputs and the potential environmental impacts of a product system throughout its life cycle (ISO 1440:2006).
Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA)
The phase of life cycle assessment aimed at understanding and evaluating the magnitude and significance of the potential environmental impacts for a product system throughout the life cycle of the product (ISO 14040:2006).
Life Cycle Inventory (LCI)
The phase of life cycle assessment involving the compilation and quantification of inputs and outputs for a product throughout its life cycle (ISO 14040:2006).
lifetime of a product
The period between the time of production and the time of initiating waste treatment of the product.