CEP: October 2015 Life cycle assessment (LCA) has become widely recognized as an effective tool for assessing the resource use, environmental burdens, and human health impacts connected with the complete life cycle of products, processes, and activities. Other topics this month include independent consulting and Israel's chemicals industry. Editorial Quiet, Please! Environmental management strategies have evolved from end-of-pipe treatment to waste minimization and pollution prevention to sustainable development. An important tool in managing for sustainability is life cycle assessment (LCA). In the article beginning on p. 26, Mary Ann Curran explains how to use this holistic technique to identify and quantify the potential environmental impacts of a product or process throughout its life cycle. Most people are familiar with the three most common types of environmental pollution — air, water, and land. Other types of pollution — noise, light, thermal, and visual pollution — are less recognized. Noise pollution, in particular, has been on my mind a lot lately. Read more Share Life Cycle Assessment: A Systems Approach to Environmental Management and Sustainability October2015Environmental ManagementMary Ann CurranUse this holistic technique to identify and quantify the potential impacts of a product or process throughout its life cycle. Society is becoming increasingly aware that human activity can have far-reaching impacts. As manufacturing operations have... Israel’s Chemicals Industry: From the Desert to the Dead Sea October2015Global OutlookSince Israel’s independence in 1948, its chemicals industry has flourished thanks to the Dead Sea and the minerals it provides. A highly educated and skilled workforce makes this small nation a global power player in the pharmaceutical and electronics industries. Going It Alone October2015Career CatalystAlan P. RossiterAn independent consultant faces unique demands, but can reap many rewards. Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.