Green Procurement means purchasing products and services that cause minimal adverse environmental impacts. It incorporates human health and environmental concerns into the search for high quality products and services at competitive prices.
The results of Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) are limited to environmental impacts of waste management. Addressing the long-term sustainability of a waste management system requires knowledge of the financial costs and social impacts of available waste management options. Apparently, traditional LCA can only provide part of the necessary basis for a well-informed decision.