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How Do You Calculate A Carbon Footprint?

“Life cycle” explained in under two minutes. A carbon footprint represents the volume of greenhouse gas emitted by a system, whether that be a country, a product or an individual. For a product such as a car, it’s essential to consider all stages of its life cycle, for example, how much energy is needed to manufacture its components, how much energy the car itself consumes, what volume of emissions the fuel production generates, and what happens to the vehicle when it has reached the end of its life. Calculating the carbon footprint allows you to make comparisons between the products and activities analyzed.