Products, Packaging and US Greenhouse Gas Emissions – 2009

by Joshuah Stolaroff, UPSTREAM (formerly Product Policy Institute), 2009.

This seminal white paper extends the consumption-based greenhouse gas analysis by US EPA (2009) to include “outsourced carbon” impacts from producing products and packaging (or goods and servises) abroad that are consumed in the U.S.  Conclusions:  (1) Production and use of products and packaging account for the largest share, 44%, of global U.S. GHG emission impacts.  (2) To reduce GHG emissions we must reduce emissions from production and consumption of manufactured goods and food.   Download File »

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