THE LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF ORGANIC COTTON FIBER: SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

Rita Luppino

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The goal of this study was to build an up-todate and well-documented Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) for organic cotton fiber (ginned and baled),
representative of worldwide global production. In addition, the study provides a full Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) of organic cotton fiber
(comprising cultivation and ginning operations) and identifies environmental hotspots. To the effect of achieving these goals the relevant ISO standards 14040 and 14044 were followed. The process was verified by an accompanying independent critical review process.