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describes all effects (positive or negative) of the production, consumption and/or disposal of a product, service, policy, or project on the environment.

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TLDR; it's impossible to answer your question without life-cycle analysis data and without a precise definition of "better" or "environmentally sound". The chopstick you reuse most is probably your be …
answered Jul 29 '15 by THelper
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There is a lot of information and research on how the production of palm oil has severe negative impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (for example this paper, this paper and wikipedia). H …
answered Oct 10 '13 by THelper
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I think the closest measure to what you are asking is the ecological footprint. It's a commonly-used measure for the amount of productive land and sea area one needs to support a particular activity, …
answered Feb 15 '17 by THelper
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What you are asking is generally referred to as the 'allocation problem'. There are a number of allocation methods that are often used in assessing the environmental impact of a product or service, bu …
answered Apr 30 '15 by THelper
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The IPAT equation can be useful as a tool to describe the high-level factors involved in assessing sustainability world wide or for a particular good or service. The letters stem from the I=PAT equati …
answered Nov 26 '14 by THelper
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The best measure for comparing lifestyles from an ecological point of view is probably the ecological footprint. An ecological footprint is a measure for the amount of productive land and sea area tha …
answered Jun 25 by THelper
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Life cycle assessment (LCA) is about assessing the environmental impacts of a product, process or service over it's full life cycle, so from production, usage and disposal. This assessment includes th …
answered Mar 31 '16 by THelper
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Why coffee pods are bad The main problem with all single-serve coffee pods is that for almost all steps in their life-cycle they are less efficient and have a bigger environmental impact than the alt …
answered Aug 25 '16 by THelper
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Red worms (Eisenia Fetida) are non-native to the USA, but whether they are harmful is difficult to say. Earthworms in general can reduce the thickness of the layer of organic materials on the ground …
answered Sep 12 '18 by THelper
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Yes, we should leave the larger part of all known fossil fuel reserves in the ground. Scientists have calculated that if we want to keep global temperature rise under 2 degrees C (which was agreed upo …
answered Nov 22 '16 by THelper
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TLDR; a few years ago vegetables grown naturally and then transported by truck over a distance of 1000-1500 km had a lower carbon footprint than vegetables grown locally in heated greenhouses. However …
answered Jan 30 '13 by THelper
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I'm trying to decide what type of printer to buy. I've read a number of posts on the web where people claim that laser printers are more durable than ink-jet printers. Some people say this is because …
asked Dec 25 '15 by THelper
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When comparing similar products and packaging, a quick and practical rule is that the product with the highest content weight / packaging weight ratio has the lowest impact. But in practice it's much …
answered Jan 14 '17 by THelper
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I'm trying to reduce my consumption of palm oil because palm oil production is responsible for deforestation, large forest fires and loss of biodiversity. The problem is that palm oil is present in ma …
asked Dec 27 '16 by THelper
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Summary: Nylon, acrylic and especially polyester clothing release lots of microplastics during laundry. For polyester a study found between 6 and 17,7 million microfibers per 5kg wash Microplastics …
answered May 12 '16 by THelper

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