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  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Carbon Trust launches new service to verify company carbon footprints

    Footprint Verification service gives assurance for annual reporting and disclosure to stakeholders Today, the Carbon Trust launches Footprint Verification, a new service that will provide companies and organisations with independent verification of their corporate carbon footprints. The service has been launched to help companies and organisations manage the increasing ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • PuraMax® Moving-Bed Biological Reactor (MBBR) System from Bord na Mona Environmental Products US Inc.

    Designed to achieve a high quality effluent within a small overall footprint, the PuraMax System is an attached growth activated sludge process. Following a septic/primary tank, the aeration stage consists of recycled plastic media that provide an extended surface contact area for bacteria to attach. An aeration grid located at the bottom of the reactor supplies oxygen to the biofilm, along with ...


    By Anua - Bord na Móna Limited

  • 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

  • BioBarrier HSMBR product announcement

    Specifically designed for water reuse applications, the BioBarrier MBR system received the 2009 Technology Merit Award presented by the Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) in the Innovative Water and Wastewater Category. We now bring that same great technology to residential clustered subdivisions and commercial wastewater reuse applications with our latest membrane treatment system, the ...


    By BIOMICROBICS, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Reducing Energy’s Footprint: Restoring land after coal, oil, & gas development

    At an educational Congressional briefing on September 12, two expert panelists will discuss the process of restoring land that has been used in energy development to beneficial uses. Since 2010, the United States has been the second largest energy consumer in terms of total use, surpassed only by China. While the development of renewable energy sources is making significant progress, fossil fuels ...

  • Technology supporting product transparency

    What Do You Stand For? For consumers who are increasingly concerned about how the products they buy are sourced and made – there’s a (m)app for that. Sourcemap, developed by a team from the ...


    By 3BL Media

  • New research examines young adults’ attitudes towards climate change and carbon footprinting

    New research from the Carbon Trust examines how young adults' attitudes towards climate change and carbon footprinting influence their purchasing decisions and brand loyalty. The survey of consumers aged 18-25 in China, Korea, South Africa, Brazil, the USA and the UK reveals a divide between attitudes to carbon reduction in the East and West. 83% of young people questioned in China say they would ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Measuring the environmental impacts of nations

    A study released on January 22 suggests the environmental damage caused by rich nations on poor nations exceeds $1.8 trillion, while the impact of poor nations on their richer counterparts is less than one third of that amount. The study is the first-ever global accounting of the dollar costs of countries' ecological footprints. The study, led by former ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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

  • European Water Utilities Striving to Reduce their Carbon Footprint, finds Frost & Sullivan

    LONDON, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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, ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

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