Calculate your CO2 print
What is a CO2 print?
A CO2 print is the collected amount of greenhouse gas emissions something: a person, an organisation, a product, or an event produces during its lifetime. Greenhouse gasses are the atmosphere’s gasses producing the” greenhouse effect” and contributes to global warming and climate changes.
Your personal carbon print summarises the emissions from all your activities, everything from what you eat to the impact you have over the environment considering what you wash your clothes with. It is all measured in CO2, which stands for ‘carbon dioxide equivalent and is a standard unit for measuring carbon print.
The average CO2 print for a person in the USA is 16 tons, one of the highest rates in the world! Globally the average is closer to 4 tons. To have the best chance of avoiding the 2 % increase in global temperatures, a person’s average global CO2 footprints a year must drop to under 2 tons in 2050. That requires much changing.
How much does the marketing material affect your CO2 print?
- A tree can absorb 48.50 lbs (22 kg) CO2 a year. That is the same amount that a car produces driving 42,000 km
- A pen strains the environment with approx. 3.53 oz (100 g CO2), which means that a campaign with 100,000 pens send out 10 tons of CO2.
- A power bank strains the environment with approx. 38.58 lbs (17.5 kg) CO2, which means a campaign of 100 power banks sends out 1.75 tons of CO2.
- Products with the lowest carbon emission include products made of trees, bamboo, natural fibres.
- Making better choices regarding packaging and transportation (avoid airfreight) and materials can all directly impact your CO2 print.