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Canadian Raw Materials Database

Name of source Canadian Raw Materials Database
Provider University of Waterloo, Environment Canada, Environment and Plastics Industry Council
Summary text A database profiling the environmental inputs and outputs associated with the production of Canadian commodity materials. The database uses the techniques of life-cycle inventory (LCI), consistent with the method of life-cycle assessment (LCA.
Contact mgriwm@envmail.uwaterloo.ca
Licensing Free (with registration)
Language(s) English, French
Website http://crmd.uwaterloo.ca/eng.html
Access – data formats and accessibility
File type HTML (web) access to PDF files
Software needs Adobe Reader
Contents – breadth and depth of datasets
Age 1998-2000
Geography Canadian
Original Data Source(s) Industry statistics
Other Databases Included Unknown
Life cycle stages Cradle-to-Grave
Modeling approach LCI
Emissions results Separate greenhouse gases
Number of datasets 18
Main topics Metals and semi-metals; Glass and ceramics; Plastics; Wood
Other topics None
Data transparency – what metadata is provided for each dataset?
System boundaries No
Data Types Process
Allocation Methods No
Technology No
Data year No
Original source No
Uncertainty No
Quality – is information provided on data quality?
Data quality score No
Quality assurance No
Standards compliant CSA PLUS 1116

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