Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Advances in Energy, Environment and Chemical Science

Life Cycle Assessment Of Urban Food Consumption

Authors
Yu Qi, Yun Zhang, Hui Jiang, Yufei Zeng
Corresponding Author
Yu Qi
Available Online May 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aeecs-16.2016.10How to use a DOI?
Keywords
life cycle assessment (LCA); urban food consumption; environmental impacts
Abstract
Rapid urbanization brings a quick growth of urban environmental pressure. Food consumption is taken as one of the most resource demanding and polluting daily activities in urban life, and is also the important part of urban environmental impact. We calculated the environmental impact of urban food consumption of a Chinese city named Dalian in 2012, including human ingestion and human excretion. The results show the degree of contributions made by all stages of food consumption to impact categories, and that food production and home cooking are the main contributors of environmental impact of Dalian in 2012. Decision-makers can optimize the corresponding stages of urban food consumption for different environmental problems, and the results can provide technical support for urban environmental impact assessment.
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Proceedings
2016 International Conference on Advances in Energy, Environment and Chemical Science
Part of series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
May 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-194-0
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aeecs-16.2016.10How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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AU  - Hui Jiang
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