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  • AMD Fusion APUs can reduce carbon footprint by up to 40% vs. previous generation products

    AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its AMD E-350 APU demonstrated a significant reduction in the overall product "carbon footprint" as compared to a previous generation product featuring an AMD Athlon™ Neo II Dual core processor and an ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5430 graphics processor. The environmental benefits were evidenced by a recently completed carbon footprint study that examined ...

  • 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

  • Columbia-PepsiCo Collaboration Creates Powerful Software Tool for Carbon Footprinting

    Researchers at Columbia University, working in collaboration with PepsiCo, have developed new software that can rapidly calculate the carbon footprints of thousands of products simultaneously. The methodology could greatly reduce the time and expense associated with carbon footprinting, helping companies accurately label products and design ways to reduce their environmental impacts. Up until ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Europeans overwhelmingly consider the environmental impact of products they buy

    Four out of five Europeans say that they consider the environmental impact of the products they buy reveals a Eurobarometer survey published this week. Environmental consideration was highest in Greece where more than 9 in 10 of those surveyed said the impact of a product on the environment plays an important aspect in their purchasing decisions. In the same survey Europeans were evenly divided ...

  • Carbon Trust to work with Korea to help reduce global carbon footprint

    Within one year Korean products exported into the UK and around the world could be carrying the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label, which demonstrates the manufacturer’s commitment to reducing the product’s carbon footprint.  The news follows a groundbreaking partnership agreed today between the UK’s Carbon Trust and the Korean Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI), ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Global carbon footprinting catalysed by launch of new international standard

    Carbon Trust broadens product carbon footprint certification services: meeting demand for international verification - including new WRI and WBCSD standard Today, the Carbon Trust is announcing that it is the first organisation to offer a service certifying to the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Aquatic Informatics offsets carbon footprint with help from offsetters and go neutral

    To measure its corporate footprint, Aquatic Informatics has engaged Go Neutral Now, a Vancouver based greenhouse gas accounting firm. Go Neutral Now measures the greenhouse gas footprint using the CSA 14064-1 Specification. Aquatic Informatics reports its performance in annual GHG Reports, as required under ISO 14064-1 and in the GHG Protocol. Greenhouse gases that Aquatic Informatics cannot ...


    By Aquatic Informatics Inc

  • Biofuel carbon footprint not as big as feared, Michigan State University research says

    Publications ranging from the journal Science to Time magazine have blasted biofuels for significantly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, calling into question the environmental benefits of making fuel from plant material. But a new analysis by Michigan State University scientists says these dire predictions are based on a set of assumptions that may not be correct. 'Greenhouse gas release ...


    By Michigan State University

  • Reckitt Benckiser reduces total carbon footprint by 11 percent in 2010

    Reckitt Benckiser (RB) plc, a world leader in household, health and personal care (with U.S. headquarters in Parsippany, NJ) and parent of Clearasil, Lysol, Woolite and other iconic brands, today announced that the expulsion of over 3 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) was avoided last year by an 11 percent reduction per unit dose in the carbon impact across its products' lifecycle - the same ...

  • Anvil Knitwear introduces water footprint as part of 2011 CSR progress report

    Anvil Knitwear released its 2011 CSR Progress Report which states the American apparel company reduced its water, steam and electricity usage per pound of finished t-shirt fabric. The progress report – which covers Anvil's operations for fiscal 2010 – also highlights Anvil Knitwear's 10 percent reduction in production water usage ...

  • Forged aluminum wheels cut carbon footprint - LCA for Alcoa

    PE INTERNATIONAL conducted a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study for Alcoa that concludes that aluminum wheels substantially cut the carbon footprint of commercial vehicles. In North America, the study found that substituting 18 conventional steel truck wheels with Alcoa aluminum wheels cut carbon emissions by 16.3 metric tons over the lifetime of the wheels. In Europe, replacing 12 steel ...


    By thinkstep

  • Food labels to show `carbon footprint` under UK plans

    Hilary Benn, Britain's Environment Secretary, said in future people will have to eat less 'carbon intensive' foods like red meat or excessively packaged products to make sure Britain meets targets to cut greenhouse gases. To help consumers do this, new 'green' food labels will show how much carbon was produced in the manufacture and transportation of food. Tesco, PepsiCo and other leading brands ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Trinity Mirror cuts carbon footprint to be first to retain carbon trust standard

    Trinity Mirror has set the standard for others to follow by becoming the first company in the UK to achieve recertification with the Carbon Trust Standard  – the UK’s premier certification for companies that are reducing their carbon emissions. Since 2005 Trinity Mirror has consistently reduced carbon emissions across its ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Stylish bricks that can reduce the carbon footprint of the building industry

    Geo Brick Pty Ltd has created an innovative brick with exclusive natural pastel colours that reduces at least 3 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (per 10,000 bricks) on every new home. “We want to make a significant contribution to a more sustainable future, and provide Australian suburbs and townscapes with attractive dwellings which blend naturally and beautifully with our natural ...


    By Geo Brick Pty Ltd

  • How to measure a carbon footprint: carbon trust launches new guide

    Carbon Footprinting: The next step to reducing your emissions clearly explains how to manage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by understanding what emissions are caused by a business’s activities or products. The Carbon Trust’s carbon footprinting guide outlines the key steps that a business can take to: Calculate its organisational carbon footprint – ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Axion Consulting steps up its carbon footprint services

    Fuel price increases and the prospect of mandatory emissions reporting are key reasons cited by a growing number of companies interested in carbon footprint assessments of their products and processes, claims resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting. Axion, which was the first UK polymer producer to gain a Carbon Footprint label for its own Axpoly PS13 ...

  • European water utilities striving to reduce their carbon footprint, finds Frost & Sullivan

    Concerns about steep increase in the carbon footprint of the water industry are rising. Population growth, tightening of legislative standards resulting in further treatment needs, resource scarcity, and deteriorating quality levels are, however, resulting in ever increasing energy consumption. This is highlighting the importance of innovative, environment-friendly practices across the value ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Carbon footprint: sustainable supply chain 2008 29-30 May 2008

    Rising food and energy prices and the impacts of climate change are heightening the demand to create a more sustainable business environment, especially in the food & drink supply chain. Environmental drivers are now synonymous with economic drivers as businesses strive to reduce their environmental impacts across the entire lifecycle, and gain commercial benefit from being more efficient across ...

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