Assessing the environmental impact of textiles and the by Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

By Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

The cloth affects the surroundings in a few methods, together with its use of assets, its effect on worldwide warming, and the volume of toxins and waste it generates. Assessing the Environmental effect of Textiles and the garments offer Chain experiences tools used to calculate this environmental impression, together with product carbon footprints (PCFs), ecological footprints (EFs), and lifestyles cycle assessment Read more...

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Org is an American nonprofit organisation that developed the CarbonFree Product Certification to make consumers aware of the companies that are compensating for their greenhouse gas emissions including CH4, N2O, SF6, HFCs, PFCs and biomass CO2 emissions (Carbonfund, 2012). To acquire the CarbonFree certification, an LCA needs to be performed to measure the greenhouse gas emissions throughout the product’s life cycle. Components of the carbon footprint of the product’s life cycle that cannot be reduced are compensated with third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and forestry carbon offset projects.

The rest of the energy that is used in the textile processing plants is supplied by other energy sources of fuel, natural gas, and coal. In a study by Ong€ ut, the share range of energy costs in the total production cost of Turkish textile production stages are given as 5e10% for yarn production, 5e8% for weaving processes, and 5e8% for clothing processes (Ong€ut, 2007). 6. 6%). 0%) concerning the energy consumption share in total energy consumption of the textile sector in India. 7%). 6). Total energy consumption of man-made fiber textile products is generally accepted as higher than those textile items that are produced using natural fibers.

Carbon footprints in the textile industry 23 This is not just a consequence of institutional diversity but also the methodological diversity underlying the calculation of carbon footprints. As described in this chapter, in any carbon footprint there are important questions to be answered around attribution and consequence, allocation, the inclusion of biogenic carbon and the selection of temporal aspects. Beginners attempting their first carbon footprint are prone to underestimate the importance of goal and scope definition in the process, but it has been identified in the standards as a key element of the analysis, because of the powerful role it plays in determining the results and giving them meaning.

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