product carbon footprint Articles

  • Product carbon footprint guide

    With complex supply chains, extensive outsourcing, and frequent product revisions, the electronics industry has long believed that collecting supply chain emission information is prohibitively expensive. But as industry leaders are proving, creating a carbon footprint for any electronic device can be not just fast and cost-effective, but essential to a competing in tomorrow’s market. Instead of ...


    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    The early focus by individual businesses on the reduction of their own carbon footprint is being superseded by a phase of building carbon-constrained business networks.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, 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

  • CARIRI campions carbon footprint

    In an effort to increase awareness of greenhouse gas emissions, Cariri (Caribbean Industrial Research Institute) hosted a recent seminar. The forum focused on introducing organisations to the basics of measuring, and ultimately reducing, their greenhouse gas emissions. Two consultants from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) facilitated the half-day session, which was held at the Cara Suites ...


    By CSA Standards

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 footprinting: improving environmental performance and manufacturing efficiency

    Product carbon footprinting is based on life cycle assessment (LCA), which is a method of analysis that seeks to quantify the environmental and human-health impacts associated with products and services. LCAs have been used successfully to characterize a number of environmental and social impacts, examples of which include global warming, ecosystem health, and resource depletion. The LCA ...

  • 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 AS

  • 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 ...

  • Best practice in applied LCA and carbon footprinting

    Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Carbon Footprinting (CF) have moved into the limelight as strategic tools for sustainability leaders such as Apple, Alcan Packaging, Carbon Trust, Volkswagen, and others. Experts from these highly successful companies share their views and expertise on their success with you: Success Factors – the real facts behind their success stories. How LCA and CF can be ...


    By thinkstep

  • 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

  • Integrating Ecological, Carbon and Water footprint into a Footprint Family of indicators: Definition and role in tracking human pressure on the planet

    In recent years, attempts have been made to develop an integrated Footprint approach for the assessment of the environmental impacts of production and consumption. In this paper, we provide for the first time a definition of the “Footprint Family” as a suite of indicators to track human pressure on the planet and under different angles. This work has been developed under the 7th ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Itella - Carbon footprint calculation with the help of Tofuture - case study

    Itella is a service business whose core competency lies in information and product flow management. One of the key issues on Itella´s responsibility agenda is the carbon footprint of its service products, e.g. letters, parcels, unaddressed mail, magazine delivery and hybrid mail services. Tofuture helped Itella to introduce systematic carbon footprint calculation by developing a system that ...


    By Tofuture Oy

  • How can we reduce concrete’s hefty carbon footprint?

    A roomful of materials scientists, gathered at UCLA for a recent conference on “grand challenges in construction materials,” slowly passed a brick-size white block around the room. They held in their hands, briefly, part of the solution to one of those grand challenges. The white block, rock solid and surprisingly lightweight, was a new alternative to cement, the glue that holds ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Role of primary sedimentation on plant-wide energy recovery and carbon footprint

    The goal of this paper is to show the effect of primary sedimentation on the chemical oxygen demand (COD) and solids fractionation and consequently on the carbonaceous and energy footprints of wastewater treatment processes. Using a simple rational procedure for COD and solids fraction quantification, we quantify the effects of varying fractions on CO2 and CO2-equivalent mass flows, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • WRAP`s Business Plan 2008-2011: A lighter carbon footprint

    We have set about the task of improving markets for recycled materials and products – our original core remit – with great gusto and some real success, as we have reported. And we have embraced rapid organisational expansion as we  tackled new responsibilities for household waste reduction, communications and local authority support that we were tasked with following the Cabinet Office Waste ...

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