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Environmental Sciences - Environmental Engineering and Physics | Assessment of Environmental Impact by Grocery Shopping Bags - An Eco-Functional Approach

Assessment of Environmental Impact by Grocery Shopping Bags

An Eco-Functional Approach

Series: EcoProduction

Muthu, Subramanian Senthilkannan, Li, Yi

2014, XI, 162 p. 35 illus., 16 illus. in color.

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  • First dedicated book pertaining to grocery shopping bags
  • Highlights the eco-functional considerations along with the eco-functional framework
  • Also highlights consumer behaviour and eco-impacts
  • Discusses the functionality aspect of different grocery shopping bags along with their eco-impacts
  • First descriptive book to review the manufacturing processes of shopping bags, giving a cross country description of consumption of different shopping bags, and the end-of-life stages of shopping bags
This book details the different types of shopping bags used for grocery purposes and their manufacturing processes; various impacts made by different grocery shopping bags in their entire life cycle from cradle to grave stages; importance of consumer behaviour in determining the life cycle impact of shopping bags with the case study of the consumer behaviour studied in different countries for various shopping bags; quantification of environmental impact, ecological sustainability and recyclability potential of various raw materials used for shopping bags; functional and ecological properties of various shopping bags and their assessment; core concept and the theoretical framework of Eco-functional Assessment Methodology; Eco-functional assessment of various grocery shopping bags; quantification of the eco-functional scores of various shopping bags; reduction of environmental impacts of various grocery shopping bags

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Biodegradation of Shopping Bags - Carbon Eco-footprints - Consumption Behavior - Eco-impact - End-of-life Assessment - Environmental Impact - Functionality Assessment - Grocery Shopping Bags - Life Cycle Assessment - Manufacturing Processes

Related subjects » Environmental Engineering and Physics - Environmental Management - Production & Logistics - Sustainable Development

Table of contents 

Basic introduction to shopping bags and eco-functional assessment of shopping bags.- Manufacturing processes of grocery shopping bags.- Life cycle assessment of grocery shopping bags.- Functionality assessment of shopping bags.- Consumption behaviour of shopping bags in various countries: Consumption and eco-impact.- End-of-life assessment of grocery shopping bags.- Eco-functional assessment of grocery shopping bags.- Conclusions.

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