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Example of a Life Cycle Analysis

For those interested in seeing what a relatively "simple" Life cycle analysis (LCA) looks like: a quite serious look at the tradeoffs between natural and artifical Christmas trees

----- Forwarded by Jean-Francois Barsoum/Markham/IBM on 2008-12-18 11:06 -----

Gontran Bage and his colleagues (  have produced a complete and peer-reviewed life cycle assessment study to compare the environmental impact of a natural Xmas tree to and artificial one.

Our short report is available in English at the following address:

while the French one is at the following address:

For those who want to know more about that study, the full report (70 pages) is also available at: