Publication date: January 2006
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Ultimately, all economic activity exists to provide products and services to the end consumer. The link between business emissions and final consumer products is, however, not well understood. This 'consumption-based view' has the potential to allow business to target those consumer products and services which have highest overall carbon emissions.
For this reason, the Carbon Trust initiated this study to attribute all carbon emissions to final product and service categories. The report describes the work undertaken and presents the carbon footprint of the most carbon intensive products and services consumed in the UK.
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