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What are the 13 categories and what do they mean?

Most environmental assessment would only consider climate change or Kg CO2eq. The environmental impact of a material in LIST is assessed against 13 impact categories, according to the BRE Environmental Profile Methodology, are listed below:

  • Climate Change
  • Water Extraction
  • Mineral Resource Extraction
  • Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
  • Human Toxicity
  • Ecotoxicity to Freshwater and Land
  • Nuclear Waste
  • Waste Disposal
  • Fossil Fuel Depletion
  • Eutrophication
  • Photochemical Ozone Creation
  • Acidification