i am currently writing my master thesis about a life cycle assessment of an innovative ocean energy technology. Now I am not sure whether to create a separate waste treatment process for all the material (mainly aluminum and PE) or include the waste treatment in the outputs of the different production processes of the components.
Also, I still do not fully understand how to model a recycling process when the required process is an empty process and the input data of the Aluminium is not from a secondary source? It would be great to have some more examples on waste treatment and EOL modeling because there is not a lot to find. I see the point of double counting, but in my case not even single counting is possible.