Life Cycle Assessment Concepts and Application in Brazil

Afonso Frazão Barbosa Júnior, Rafael Meira de Morais, Sebastião Virgínio Emerenciano, Handson Cláudio Dias Pimenta, Reidson Pereira Gouvinhas


This article is based on an exploratory research regarding Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), an environmental management tool towards product system. It was analyzed its origin, concepts, benefits, barriers, methodology and its implementation in Brazil during the last decades. Based on the results, it was observed that in order to apply this tool in Brazil it is necessary  to acquire more experience in its use. Besides that, it is essential that there be a standardization of its methodology and government incentives. Therefore, it is observed that the LCA adoption represents an important strategic change, which can assist both in the environmental management system of the company and in the productivity profits of the system.


Life Cycle Assessment. Environmental Management. Environment.



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