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Rebecca LeBlanc

First, narrow down the definition of a “common product” – I equated “common” to “consumer.”

A number of online resources are available which highlight companies that are taking sustainability seriously.


“Consumer” can then be broken down into subcategories:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Electronics
  • Automobiles
  • Personal Care Products
  • Other

Using the above list for specific LCI/LCA data:

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Food LCI/LCAs:</span>

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Clothing</span>

  • Textile Production: Handbook of Life Cycle Assessment of Textiles (ISBN: 978-0-08-100169-1) & EU Cost Action 628
  • Industry Organization: http://apparelcoalition.org/
  • Actual clothing item production: http://www.isca.in/rjcs/Archives/v2/i2/14.pdf
  • Manufacturer: http://www.levistrauss.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Full-LCA-Results-Deck-FINAL.pdf

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Electronics</span>

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Automobiles/Transportation</span>

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Personal Care Products</span>


<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Other – Home cleaning products</span>

  • Cleaning Products: http://www.greenseal.org/Portals/0/Documents/Standards/GS-37%20LCA.pdf

While conducting this mini-research project – I happened along many more resources that I can use in my existing projects!

Happy Learning!

Rebecca LeBlanc




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