LCA of Smart Phones

Posted by murattuztas
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Contact: 
murattuztas@gmail.com
Type: 
Full LCA not available on the web
Comparative: 
yes
Publication year: 
2011
Language: 
English
Code: 
Electronics/TIC
Product: 
Smart Phones
Quality and sources
Is the study a: 
Quick LCA
Was a critical review performed?: 
No
Is the study compliant with ISO 14044?: 
Yes
Sponsor name(s): 
Leipzig University
Sponsor type: 
University
Practitioner(s): 
Murat Bilgehan Tuztas
Practitioner(s) type: 
University
Summary
Functional unit: 
Using Iphone 4 for 2 years with different intensities such as 400/600/1000 times charge
Goal and scope of the summary: 
To understand the effect of the smart phones to the envoirment, which became our inseperable accessories. To verify the data iven by the manufacturing company To provide basic LCA form for more sophisticated# academic LCA research.

Iphone 4 is considered to be one of the most energy efficient smart phone these days, but most the information regarding the product life cycle is not completely provided by the manufacturing company. Recyling and End of Life of the product is completely unknown.
Material extraction of the phone is not specifically given like Nokia Substance List above, so might cause slight changes in the LCA.
Different density of usage creates big differences on the climate effect of the product, but there is less advertisement about the usage phase.

Material impact(s): 
Abiotic ressources depletion
Raw material impact level: 
High
Manufacturing impact(s): 
Eutrophication
Manufacturing impact level: 
High
Shipping impact(s): 
Global warming
Shipping impact level: 
Low
Usage impact(s): 
Global warming
Usage impact level: 
Medium
End of life impact(s): 
Toxicity / Eco-toxicity
End of life impact level: 
Low
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http://www.appropedia.org/LCA

http://www.appropedia.org/LCA_of_cell_phones


Murat Bilgehan Tuztas

Leipzig University
MSc Sustainable Development

http://www.sonyericsson.com/c

http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/corporate/company/sustainability


Murat Bilgehan Tuztas

Leipzig University
MSc Sustainable Development

http://www.lg.com/global/sust

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LG Sustainability Report 2010


Murat Bilgehan Tuztas

Leipzig University
MSc Sustainable Development



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