Thursday, May 31, 2007


The UK will soon introduce carbon labeling for all products:
Consumers in the UK will soon be able to judge the environmental impact of goods they buy, as London is taking steps to introduce carbon labels for all products sold in shops – in further proof of how climate change has moved up the political agenda in the last few months.

In the next 18 months, the country is set to develop a "carbon calculator" allowing businesses to calculate the quantity of greenhouse gases each and every product emits, while being produced, transported, consumed and even disposed.

The highly complex job will subsequently translate into a "carbon point" similar to an energy score for electrical appliances or a calorie figure for food. All marketed products – from a pack of tomatoes to a car – would be graded.
No figures on the carbon emitted by the scheme's development and implementation.


Anonymous DocBud said...

It will also be necessary to know how the employees of the manufacturer get to work. The carbo footprint will be different for Wonka bars where all the Oompalumpas live on site compared to Cadburys where the workers will use various forms of transport to get to work.

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