Textile processing and greenhouse gas emissions: methods for calculating the product carbon footprint (PCF) of textile products


This chapter deals with the concept and principles of carbon footprint measurement, methods of measuring it and its application to the textile and clothing supply chain. It also discusses the key challenges in calculating the carbon footprint of textile products.

Key words

carbon footprint

greenhouse gas

global warming potential


3.1 Introduction

Amongst the various measures of environmental impacts affecting our planet, the concept of ‘carbon footprint’ is considered to be one of the most significant. A carbon footprint is a way of assessing the impact of an activity on the environment, ...

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