I'm doing a cradle to grave LCA of widget-manufacturing. I've read the manual about EOL modeling, but it's based on a specific model that includes pre-built processes for the PET bottle. Would you be able to explain things in a more generic way?
I have inputs A,B and C to make my widget (Process: Widget). At EOL, the widget will be incinerated; I want to know what toxins are released. (Calculating the energy produced from incineration would be a bonus but is not my primary focus.)
For both Material Flow Logic and/or Opposite Direction Approach, what do I do now?
I'm using OpenLCA 1.10 and the Evah OzLCI2019 database. It has waste flows for some of my major inputs (A and C), but not smaller ones (such as specific adhesives and paints), as well as Waste Incineration flows. But my question is less about the specific database I'm using and more about the general concepts/steps I need to do for any waste analysis.