Assessment of Carbon Footprint in Different Industrial Sectors, Volume 1

  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

Part of the EcoProduction book series (ECOPROD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Esther Sanyé-Mengual, Raul García Lozano, Ramon Farreny, Jordi Oliver-Solà, Carles M. Gasol, Joan Rieradevall
    Pages 1-24
  3. Divya Pandey, Madhoolika Agrawal
    Pages 25-47
  4. J. Solís-Guzmán, A. Martínez-Rocamora, M. Marrero
    Pages 49-83
  5. Elin Röös, Cecilia Sundberg, Per-Anders Hansson
    Pages 85-112
  6. Paula Quinteiro, Marisa Almeida, Ana Cláudia Dias, António Araújo, Luís Arroja
    Pages 113-150
  7. R. Jacobsen, V. Vandermeulen, G. Van Huylenbroeck, X. Gellynck
    Pages 167-189
  8. Rongqin Zhao, Xiaowei Chuai, Xianjin Huang, Li Lai, Jiawen Peng
    Pages 191-220
  9. Esther Sanyé-Mengual, Raul García Lozano, Jordi Oliver-Solà, Carles M. Gasol, Joan Rieradevall
    Pages 221-245
  10. T. V. Ramachandra, K. Shwetmala, T. M. Dania
    Pages 265-292

About this book

Introduction

Carbon footprint is one of the important environmental impacts, which has received greater attention from the public, government and media. It is one of the important topics of even any government’s agenda as well and every nation is trying its best to reduce its carbon footprint to the maximum possible extent. Every company would like to reduce the carbon footprint of its products and consumers are looking for the products which emit lower carbon emissions in their entire life cycle. Assessment of Carbon footprint for different products, processes and services and also carbon labelling of products have become familiar topics in the recent past in various industrial sectors. Every industry has its unique assessment and modelling techniques, allocation procedures, mitigation methods and labelling strategies for its carbon emissions. With this background, this book has been framed with dedicated chapters on carbon footprint assessment on various industrial sectors. In each chapter, details pertaining to the assessment methodologies of carbon footprint followed in a particular industry, challenges in calculating the carbon footprint, case studies of various products in that particular industry, mitigation measures to be followed to trim down the carbon footprint, recommendations for further research are discussed in detail. This first volume includes the carbon footprint assessment methodology of agricultural sector, telecommunication sector, food sector, ceramic industry, packaging industry, building and construction sector and solid waste sector.

Keywords

Agricultural Sector Carbon Footprint Ceramic Industry Eco-design Food Industry Mitigation Measures Packaging Sector Solid Waste Sector Telecommunication Sector

Editors and affiliations

  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
    • 1
  1. 1.Eco-design ConsultantGlobal Sustainability Services SGS Hong Kong LimitedHong KongHong Kong SAR

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4560-41-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-4560-40-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-4560-41-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-4614
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-4622
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