carbon footprint Articles

  • Carbon footprint

    Carbon Footprint - what it is and how to measure it. Climate change is of high concern, driving growing demand for carbon footprint information. This white paper is designed to help your organisation get started with an efficient and effective approach to address this topic, building on existing international standards and European reference data. Please, click ...


    By thinkstep

  • Dynamic carbon footprinting

    The early focus by individual businesses on the reduction of their own carbon footprint is being superseded by a phase of building carbon-constrained business networks. Across these networks, businesses evaluate each others' footprints and conduct business accordingly. Dynamic carbon footprinting is emerging as a powerful tool for guiding operational logic and business transformation into the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biofuels and carbon footprint

    Europe’s use of biofuels to fuel its vehicles risks driving land grabs and deforestation, increasing food prices, exacerbating poverty and hunger, and accelerating climate change. We are seriously concerned that the Commission has not yet taken action to ensure that Europe’s green transport policy discourages those biofuels that cause higher greenhouse gas emissions than fossil ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Carbon Footprint of electronic products

    Calculating the carbon footprint of electronic products with life cycle assessment. This whitepaper introduces a methodological approach for calculating the product carbon footprint considering industry-specific challenges and characteristics. The methodology is based on the extensive knowledge and experience of LCA practitioners. It enables and simplifies the calculation of ...


    By thinkstep

  • Carbon footprint, corporate strategy

    Virgin Group includes nearly seventy companies across a diverse range of sectors from aviation to wine distribution, each facing different carbon management challenges. The companies range from small office based organisations with a few employees to large multinationals with thousands of employees. Greenstone was commissioned by Virgin Group to undertake a carbon mapping exercise to identify ...


    By Greenstone+

  • Carbon footprint, benchmarks - ZBD

    ZBD’s electronic point of purchase (EPOP) device is an electronic price and information display designed as a replacement for paper labels. Its primary target market is in environments where retailers can gain sales and reduce waste by amending prices frequently, such as delicatessen counters and on other perishable items, or where prices and promotions need regular change to reflect a ...


    By Greenstone+

  • Carbon Footprint of electronic products

    Calculating the carbon footprint of electronic products with life cycle assessment. This whitepaper introduces a methodological approach for calculating the product carbon footprint considering industry-specific challenges and characteristics. The methodology is based on the extensive knowledge and experience of LCA practitioners. It enables and ...


    By thinkstep

  • FIFCO Costa Rica reduces environmental footprint of the brewery with GWE wastewater treatment plant

    Leading Costa Rican beer and malted beverages company Florida Ice & Farm Company (FIFCO) is reducing its environmental footprint with a new Global Water & Energy (GWE) wastewater treatment plant. FIFCO, which has over 2,000 brands of beverages sold in 15 countries, produces more than 1.5 million hectoliters per year, including beer, spirits, juices, carbonated drinks, energy drinks, wine ...

  • Carbon supply chain footprint, benchmarks

    Bagir Ltd. is an international tailoring provider, specialising in the development, manufacture and marketing of high quality men and women´s tailored fashions. The main objective of the Greenstone study was to calculate the operational carbon footprint of Bagir’s factories and warehouses, the emissions from transport / delivery of raw materials to the factories, and the delivery of goods from ...


    By Greenstone+

  • Carbon footprint of the households' consumption in China

    This paper studies the direct and embodied carbon footprint of households' consumption in China. The study results show that the embodied carbon footprint of Chinese households is far higher than direct carbon footprint. The direct carbon footprint of urban households is resulted from consumption of power, heat and petroleum products, while the rural households are mostly due to consumption of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What carbon footprint? Asks Corus

    Problem In case you haven’t heard, our planet is getting warmer. At what rate it is occurring or how much human activity has to do with the increasing temperatures is a heated debate, pardon the pun. One thing we do know for sure…carbon dioxide (CO2) is a contributing factor in global warming and humans are responsible for a large portion of these emissions. If you had asked ...

  • A look inside Facebook’s carbon footprint

    Facebook, a business that relies so heavily on people’s willingness to share information, took an important step recently by sharing some details of its own. The social networking company has, for the first time, released information about its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Facebook used the GHG Protocol’s Corporate Standard for reporting emissions, categorizing them into Scope 1 ...

  • Product carbon strategy, carbon footprint, offset, client propositions

    Zenith Provecta commissioned Greenstone to develop a market leading car leasing carbon footprinting product that could be integrated into their main business. Greenstone provided: Market analysis of the fleet industry ‘green’ offerings. Stakeholder engagement - conducted workshops with stakeholders to flesh out the framework provided by Greenstone to deliver a product that was best ...


    By Greenstone+

  • 4 Steps to Reducing Aviation’s Carbon Footprint

    We live in an increasingly hyper-mobile society with over three billion passengers being carried by the world’s airlines in 2013, and an estimated 31% growth in passenger demand by 2017.  This accounts for hundreds of millions of tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, greatly impacting global warming, climate change, and ultimately the sustainability of life on this wonderful ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Carbon footprints of Scandinavian wastewater treatment plants

    This study estimates the carbon footprints of 16 municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), all situated in Scandinavian countries, by using a simple model. The carbon footprint calculations were based on operational data, literature emission factors (efs) and measurements of greenhouse gas emissions at some of the studied WWTPs. No carbon neutral WWTPs were found. The carbon footprints ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • White paper with microsoft on benefits of carbon footprinting

    INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENTThe Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector is predicted to have an 8.7% share of the global GDP by 20201 and will play an increasingly significant role in the way people live, work, play and learn. Innovations within the ICT sector will lead to increases in efficiency and productivity while enhancing the quality of ...

  • Carbon footprint of breton pâté production: A case study

    This study targeted nine different pork pâtés, produced with pork from different meat production systems (conventional, organic and other quality certifications). Besides Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, the study also included a detailed analysis of product nutrition. Results show that the GHG emissions range from 200 g CO2e per 100g of product conventional pork pâtés and 330 g CO2e per 100g ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Carbon footprint of food-related activities in Finnish households

    Consumers play an important role in the food chain environmental system. However, there seem to be only few studies that have focused on food-related environmental impacts of consumer activities. This paper identifies the primary consumer activities that affect carbon footprints and their relative importance, and consumer choice in household food-related transportation, preservation and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modeling the carbon footprint of various biosolids treatment options

    There are a wide variety of processes which are capable of treating biosolids to comply with the pathogen reduction requirements defined by US EPA 503 regulations. Choice of technology is complex and dependent on a number of project specific and economic influences. However, within Europe, long term sustainability and carbon impact are becoming more influential and this is being backed up by ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • The carbon footprint of New Zealand’s built environment: Hotspot or not?

    Executive Summary Energy use in buildings contributed 19% of society’s global carbon footprint in 2010, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The value quoted for New Zealand is typically around 5% (Figure 1a) and sometimes as low as 2% (considering only direct combustion of fuels). These values derive from New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory ...


    By thinkstep

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