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Looking at ecological sustainability


There are many ways of looking at the ecological impacts of sustainable development. Two are shown in this section.

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Ecological footprint

Ecological footprint

Ecological footprints look at the area of land needed to support human activities. It helps to show the use of the Earth's resources.




Life Cycle assessment

Life Cycle Assessment

Life cycle assessments (LCA) looks at a all the stages in the life of a product. Starting with the raw materials needed to make it, how it is used and finally the impacts of waste disposal.