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Japan to label goods’ carbon footprints: official

Posted By admin On August 19, 2008 @ 10:41 am In Globalization | Comments Disabled

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Tuesday, Aug 19, 2008

Japan is planning to label consumer goods to show their carbon footprints in a bid to raise public awareness about global warming, an official said Tuesday.

Under the plan, a select range of products from beverages to detergent will carry markings on the carbon footprint — or how much gas responsible for global warming has been emitted through production and delivery.

Similar labels have been introduced in other developed countries such as Britain and France.

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“We hope that displaying carbon footprints will raise awareness among consumers as well as companies of their emissions and motivate them to emit less C02,” said trade ministry official Shintaro Ishihara, who is unrelated to Tokyo’s governor by the same name.

The ministry’s research shows one example of carbon footprint using potato crisps.

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[1] AFP: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080819093128.5xf1wcko&show_article=1

[2] Everyone in Britain could be given a personal ‘carbon allowance’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/everyone-in-britain-could-be-given-a-personal-carbon-allowance.html

[3] Japanese told to go to bed an hour early to cut carbon emissions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japanese-told-to-go-to-bed-an-hour-early-to-cut-carbon-emissions.html

[4] Scientist: Carbon Dioxide Doesn’t Cause Global Warming: http://www.prisonplanet.com/scientist-carbon-dioxide-doesnt-cause-global-warming.html

[5] German scientists suggest per-person carbon emission quotas: http://www.prisonplanet.com/german-scientists-suggest-per-person-carbon-emission-quotas.html

[6] New Study Proposes Tracking & Limiting An Individual’s Carbon Emissions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-study-proposes-tracking-limiting-an-individuals-carbon-emissions.html

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