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How it Works

Choose the materials your product will me made of and for each select the country of origin (10 max)

Select the industrial processes to manufacture your product and the country where it will be produced/assembled (10 max)

Define the principal transportation method from production to consumption

Assign the usage characteristics: lifetime, number of uses and energy consumption

Decide the recycling process, what goes where?

Explore the different Trophic Models and think about their meaning to your business model

Finally, you may change any parameter and see the impact, save any lifecycle sketch as a PDF


Or you can load one of your projects and then modify it:

Be aware

The complexity behind a product’s life cycle could be astounding, from resource extraction to product disposal or recycling, thousands of interacting factors can be involved. If what you are looking for is a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) with precise quantities and highly detailed data this tool is not for you. This is an indicative tool.

What will you get?

Trophec is a “soft modelling tool” this means that you will get numbers that represent an average or the best possible approximation. The tool’s goal is give you a broad view of a complex issue with the possibility to very rapidly explore different configurations of your product’s life cycle and business model. You can download the manual here.

What is Trophec Economics?

Our current economic structure requires continuous growth in order to be healthy; in many instances this leads to a cumulative increase in our use of resources. Trophic Economics is based on nature’s thermodynamic principles of matter and energy transfer within sustainable boundaries; the challenges of scale and distribution inspire creativity for business innovation.