A viewpoint to environmental performance of magazine with the help of Carbon Footprint case study

Minna Nors

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Abstract

A few carbon footprint guidelines have been published in order to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide gas to the atmosphere. The Confederation of the European Paper Industries (CEPI) published a framework in 2007 concerning life cycle phases to include in a carbon footprint calculation for fiber-based products. British Standards Institute announced PAS2050 specification in the year 2008 for the assessment of the life cycle GHG emissions of goods and services. The International Standardization Organization ISO started the development of a carbon footprint standard. The PAS2050 states that the carbon content is not included to the calculation if the life span of a product is less than year. The biogenic carbon stored in the product cannot be diminished from the carbon footprint result, since it will be released back to the biogenic carbon cycle. Improving in the energy efficiency and reducing the use of purchased energy are the most efficient ways to decrease the carbon footprint. (3 refs.)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-9
JournalRevue ATIP
Volume64
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeD1 Article in a trade journal

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