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Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies

A Gate-to-Gate Life Cycle Assessment of Match Industry for Wood Consumption and Wood Waste Generation

Submission: September 22, 2020; Published: December 22, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/EAES.2020.07.000671

ISSN: 2578-0336
Volume 7 Issue 5


Industrial development and urbanization have increased the demand for fresh wood which has affected the production rate of industries. This study was aimed to evaluate the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of wood-based industries at Hayatabad Industrial Estate, Peshawar. For this purpose, the match industry was studied for its inputs and outputs. The practice of waste reduction and its management was also monitored. Data was measured on-site, through field survey. The industry manager was interviewed, and the industry was kept under observation for one complete cycle of the manufacturing process. The input data contains the items such as wood, cardboard/paper, and plastic @18,029Kg/day. Water is also used. The output data contain product @30,000 cartons and the waste @2842Kg/day, respectively. The solid waste management system was observed improper. The wood-waste of the match industry is a raw material of chipboard and paper industries, but it is not shared. To lower the demand of fresh wood, it is therefore recommended a proper mechanism for waste sharing among wanted firms.

Keywords:Poplar wood; Wood-waste; Splint size; Community; Raw-material; Wanted firms

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