Evolution of product lifespan and implications for environmental assessment and management: a case study of personal computers in higher education.

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Product lifespan is a fundamental variable in understanding the environmental impacts associated with the life cycle of products. Existing life cycle and materials flow studies of products, almost without exception, consider lifespan to be constant over time. To determine the validity of this assumption, this study provides an empirical documentation of the… (More)

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@article{Babbitt2009EvolutionOP, title={Evolution of product lifespan and implications for environmental assessment and management: a case study of personal computers in higher education.}, author={Callie W. Babbitt and Ramzy F. Kahhat and Eric Williams and Gregory Babbitt}, journal={Environmental science & technology}, year={2009}, volume={43 13}, pages={5106-12} }