Eco Cost Database
Eco-cost is a single Life Cycle Analysis-based indicator for environmental burden. It is based on the concept of “marginal prevention costs” e.g. costs required to bring back the environmental burden to a sustainable level, by either end of pipe measures or by system integrated solutions.
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||Total Eco Cost (Euro)
||Carbon Footprint (kg)
|Sheep for slaughtering, live weight, at farm/US S [kg]
|Wool, sheep, at farm/US S [kg]
|Barley IP, at feed mill/CH S [kg]
|Barley organic, at feed mill/CH S [kg]
|Fava beans IP, at feed mill/CH S [kg]
|Grain maize IP, at feed mill/CH S [kg]
|Grain maize organic, at feed mill/CH S [kg]
|Grass from meadow intensive IP, at field/CH S [kg]
|Grass from meadow intensive, organic, at field/CH S [kg]
A single indicator is the sum of the marginal prevention costs of:
- Toxic emissions, called the “Virtual Pollution Prevention Costs” (VPP) called eco-costs of emissions
Materials depletion, called the “eco-costs of materials depletion”
- Energy consumption, called the “eco-costs of energy”
- Look-up materials, processes, cost of use etcetera in our ecocost search tool.
Find out more on the definition and calculation of eco-cost on Joost Vogtländer’s website.
Download the most recent spreadsheet with eco-cost data of various materials and processes.