Carbon Footprint News

  • Every million tourists generated 25,000 tons of CO2 in Spain in 2017

    “For every million tourists who arrived in Spain in 2017, 25,000 tons of CO2 were emitted into the atmosphere." This was one of the data highlighted by Ignacio Sojo, Managing Director of ALLCOT, in a speech at the International Tourism Fair 2018, ...


    By ALLCOT

  • Carbon footprint review shows ‘large’ savings for Axion’s recycled polymers

    Recycled polymers have significantly lower carbon footprint than oil-based virgin plastics – up to 89% for ABS – according to latest research by Axion Polymers. The Manchester-based plastic recycler’s 2017 Axpoly® Carbon Footprint Analysis also reveals a carbon saving of 82.5% for recycled (HIPS) and 73% for recycled (PP). The CO2 ...


    By Axion Group

  • Partech Service Carlsberg Brewery Drain Monitoring Systems at Northampton

    There are three drain monitoring systems installed on the Northampton site which are serviced quarterly by Partech Engineers. There are regulations set by government entities to protect life and the environment and so the systems are in place to monitor for accidental contamination spillage making it’s way down the drains and into the River Nene. The systems installed on the site are able ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • ALLCOT encourages everybody to celebrate Environment World Day through buying second hand products from OLX

    The environment consultant ALLCOT and its partner in Romania, CARBON EXPERT, have signed an agreement with OLX Romania, a global online marketplace which facilitates buying and selling services and second hand goods such as electronics, furniture, household goods, cars and bikes, to celebrate Environment World Day. Specifically, a report has been carried out to know how many CO2 emissions have ...


    By ALLCOT

  • Tempo Hotel Bucharest signs an agreement with ALLCOT to measure its carbon footprint, reduce and offset its emissions

    Tempo Hotel Bucharest, an award-winning 3-star hotel located in the Bucharest city center, has signed an agreement with ALLCOT to measure, reduce and offset its annual carbon emissions. In 2015, Tempo Hotel Bucharest was responsible for generating 105tnsC02eq tCO2e (metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent), mainly from heating and electricity consumption. Measuring its footprint, trying to ...


    By ALLCOT

  • Drainage work improves storm resilience in Cumbria

    Sapphire Utility Solutions has been awarded a Framework Contract by Cumbria County Council for the clearing, inspection and mapping of drains and gullies. “One of the main reasons for Sapphire winning this contract was the successful completion of a project in 2016 to conduct similar work on 12,000 gullies in the areas affected by the flooding that followed Storm Desmond,” comments ...

  • How can a hotel turn sustainable and profitable at the same time?

    "Hotels can save up to 18% on costs in four years if they implement an emission reduction plan". This was one of the data explained by Ignacio Sojo, Commercial Director of Allcot, during the lecture he gave at International Tourism Fair FITUR 2017 in Madrid about the efficient management of the hotels carbon footprint. The lecture, entitled “Reducing the environmental impacts and ...


    By ALLCOT

  • Companies Can Reduce Carbon Footprint by Giving Consumers Green Choices

    Companies can reduce the carbon footprint of their supply chains and improve customer satisfaction by giving consumers information and tools to make green choices, according to research conducted by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The findings are drawn from a series of experiments designed ...

  • Dyneema®. The greenest strength™

    DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber branded as Dyneema®, produces the world’s strongest, highest-performing fiber. And it does so with the lowest possible carbon footprint. But the company isn’t stopping there.  DSM Dyneema has set corporate sustainability goals to further reduce carbon dioxide ...


    By DSM

  • myclimate chooses SERAM as base for their sustainability tool

    The Foundation myclimate - The Climate Protection Partnership – has recently announced the release of their new software tool for corporate carbon footprint and sustainability management, called myclimate smart 3. The tool is completely built on the SERAM software platform, configured and customized by myclimate to implement their comprehensive solutions. In order to get ...


    By Sirius Technologies AG

  • Burkle’s Bio-Plastic Range – reducing the carbon footprint of lab plastics

    Sampling work often requires plastic items like scoops or spoons to collect the sample, and these are often disposable, one use items. Disposable plastics do eliminate cross-contamination between samples to give accurate results, but the waste that this generates can quickly add up. Burkle have developed a great new range of scoops, spoons and spatulas in Green Bio-Plastic – this has all ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Carbon footprint of food waste not necessarily related to its weight

    The carbon footprint of food waste should be taken into account alongside the the weight of food wasted, says a new study. The research examined three years of food waste data from six branches of a Swedish supermarket and calculated the waste’s carbon footprint. On the basis of their footprint, key products that could be targeted for waste reduction include beef mince, meatballs and cream, ...


    By European Commission

  • Lima climate talks set for record carbon footprint

    The current U.N. climate talks will be the first to neutralize all the greenhouse gas pollution they generate, offset by host country Peru's protection of forest reserves, organizers say. Now the bad news: The Lima conference is expected to have the biggest carbon footprint of any U.N. climate meeting measured to date. At more than 50,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, the negotiations' burden on ...


    By Associated Press

  • NRDC President: “Stamp out our carbon footprint - in our lifetime”

    - In an assertive bid to put the brakes on the fossil fuel pollution driving global climate change, NRDC President Frances Beinecke has called for the United States to stamp out its carbon footprint -- to become carbon-neutral -- in our lifetime. A veteran of four decades on the front lines of environmental advocacy, Beinecke issues the call to action and lays out a visionary plan to achieve the ...

  • Truck Hire Eases the Strain

    Transportation and handling of recyclable products is at the heart of the waste industry.Businesses are finding that tougher vehicle emission standards, demanding maintenance regimes, financial complexities, and breakdown and budgeting issues are encouraging them to outsource their commercial vehicle requirements to ...


    By Environcom England Ltd

  • Kellogg’s Requiring Farmers to Publish Carbon Footprint and Emissions Goals

    Cereal giant Kellogg’s will soon put pressure on its supply chain, including farmers, to reduce their emissions. Suppliers will be required to publish carbon footprint and emissions reduction goals as part of a new environmental drive. The company, which controls huge household name brands from Cornflakes to Pringles, unveiled its sustainability report featuring new goals for 2020 to expand ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Stranded Assets: Actual and potential carbon footprint - Identifying investment risks and opportunities

    Last month ERAFP became the first French institutional investor to publish the carbon footprint of its stock portfolio. During the same month the UK Environment Agency also published a ground breaking audit of its exposure to embedded carbon stores or ‘stranded assets’ held in sixteen investment portfolios representing over two thirds of its £2.3bn AUM. ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Carbon footprint higher in Finnish cities than in rural areas

    Despite better public transport and more energy-efficient housing, city dwellers have a larger carbon footprint than those in rural areas, according to a recent Finnish study. This is partly explained by the phenomenon of ‘parallel consumption’ in which people extend their living space by using services that the home also provides. Previous research has suggested that high density ...

  • Testing Environment

    During the summer of 2012 I was one of the lucky, if undeserving, torch bearers for the London Olympics. The fact that a UN bureaucrat was given such an honour owes much to the growing importance of the environment in sport worldwide. Since 1994, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has been working ever closer with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to raise the 'green' bar of the summer ...

  • New carbon footprint tool launched to calculate the carbon footprint of pharmaceutical products

    ABPI (Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry) collaborates with the Carbon Trust to help pharmaceutical companies quickly estimate the carbon footprint of tablet medicines distributed in blister packs ABPI (Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry) collaborates with the Carbon Trust to help pharmaceutical companies quickly estimate the carbon footprint of ...


    By Carbon Trust

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