Life Cycle Assessment Of Urban Food Consumption
- Yu Qi, Yun Zhang, Hui Jiang, Yufei Zeng
- Corresponding Author
- Yu Qi
Available Online May 2016.
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- life cycle assessment (LCA); urban food consumption; environmental impacts
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Yu Qi AU - Yun Zhang AU - Hui Jiang AU - Yufei Zeng PY - 2016/05 DA - 2016/05 TI - Life Cycle Assessment Of Urban Food Consumption BT - 2016 International Conference on Advances in Energy, Environment and Chemical Science PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aeecs-16.2016.10 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/aeecs-16.2016.10 ID - Qi2016/05 ER -