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Sustainability 2014, 6(8), 5018-5028; doi:10.3390/su6085018

Considerations When Applying Simplified LCA Approaches in the Wine Sector

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CRETA/CNRS, Université Joseph Fourier, B.P. 166, 38042 Grenoble cedex 09, France
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Department of Economic Studies, University "G. d'Annunzio", Pescara 65127, Italy
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 11 July 2014 / Accepted: 25 July 2014 / Published: 6 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Environment and Energy: the Industrial Ecology perspective)
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Abstract

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has been increasingly used to improve the environmental performance of food systems and simplification of LCA appears to be a vital question, especially for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Following a literature review on simplified LCA tools and their subsequent ranking, some of the best-rated tools were implemented and the results were examined in parallel to those of a full LCA. View Full-Text
Keywords: simplified LCA; LCT tools; wine; agri-food simplified LCA; LCT tools; wine; agri-food
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Arzoumanidis, I.; Raggi, A.; Petti, L. Considerations When Applying Simplified LCA Approaches in the Wine Sector. Sustainability 2014, 6, 5018-5028.

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