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Table 1 Attributional and consequential LCA

From: A combined framework for the life cycle assessment and costing of food waste prevention and valorization: an application to school canteens

 ALCACLCA
GoalAssessment of the impact of a functional unit, with representative data in a defined geography and socio-economic conditionsAssessment of the effect of changes on one system in a specified horizon (interventions)
ComparativePossibleAlways
FU and scaleFU (often one unit) has the same impact as the previous or next, independent of scaleFU represent the scale of the intervention as it will determine processes affected
  1. Source: Authors’ elaboration on Davis et al. (2017)