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Calculating the water and energy footprints of textile products

Abstract:

This chapter deals with the basic concepts and measurement techniques of water and energy footprints and their application to the textile and clothing supply chain. It also highlights the main challenges in measuring water and energy footprints of textile products.

Key words

water

energy

sources

consumption

footprint

4.1 Introduction

After measuring carbon footprints, measurement of water and energy footprints are crucial for industry, including the textiles and clothing sector. Water and energy are two major resources which are depleting rapidly but are consumed by almost all industrial sectors. Water is one of the basic necessities of human life and its scarcity ...

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