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Life cycle assessments for green mining

Study proposes cradle-to-grave sustainable mining solutions Metal Tech News – September 29, 2021

 

Last updated 7/12/2022 at 12:44pm

Life cycle assessment sustainable low-carbon mining solution University Exeter

Blaine O'Neill; CC BY-SA 2.0

Under a Life Cycle Assessment, each facet of a material from cradle to grave would be measured for environmental impact. Not just carbon footprint, but energy consumption, waste disposal, other emissions and much more.

A team of researchers at the University of Exeter, Minviro, the British Geological Survey, and the Circular Economy Solutions Unit has recently determined the benefits of utilizing a life cycle assessment (LCA) or "cradle to grave" evaluation in the ongoing endeavor to facilitate and improve green mining techniques.

Generally used to assess the environmental impacts associated with the life cyc...



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