Life cycle assessment

Authored by: Viachaslau Filimonau

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability

Print publication date:  February  2015
Online publication date:  February  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415662482
eBook ISBN: 9780203072332
Adobe ISBN: 9781135099145


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Product life cycle is all the stages a product goes through during its lifespan, from its manufacture, through its use and maintenance, to its end-of-life disposal. The life cycle of some typical tourism-related products is estimated (in years): passenger car (12–15), road infrastructure (60–70), hotel building (50–100), hotel furniture (6–10), hotel room textiles (4–5).

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