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From raw materials through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, and disposal or recycling, this book demonstrates how to conduct environmental assessments for products throughout their entire life cycles. The authors describe the databases and methods used around the world, such as inventory databases for Korea, and detail various impact assessment methodologies including TRACI for North America, LIME for Japan, and ReCiPe for Europe. The text also includes case studies illustrating how LCA and ISO standards are applied in practice. Topics covered include life cycle inventory, goal and system definition, and interpretation.