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Defra introduces carbon labelling scheme

A new carbon labelling scheme will allow retailers to label their goods to show each products carbon footprint from manufacture to disposal.The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Carbon Trust and British Standards have published details of PAS 2050, the carbon labelling scheme for goods which could force packaging companies and supermarkets to calculate the carbon footprint of every product. PAS 2050 is a voluntary scheme.It will look at ...