Achieving Sustainability with Life Cycle Approaches

The sustainability framework (Figure) describes a scheme where sustainability is achieved through the use of life cycle approaches, programmes and activities, and is supported by relevant and reliable datasets, as well as an appropriate policy framework. You may take a look at the figure below to understand the framework proposed by UNEP/SETAC in phase III.

Sustainability Framework supported by Life Cycle Thinking and Approaches. Fava J. 2011. Framework for Developing Greener Products, in Iannuzzi Al. Greener Products: The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands. CRC Press. ch. 5, pp. 105-127.