Calculating Carbon Footprint

Carbon footprint is a term that explains the carbon amount, spread to the atmosphere as a result of transportation, heating, energy consumption or every kind of product purchased by each human being. In other words, it expresses the total amount of carbon gas spread to the atmosphere by the energy generated because of every product we purchased or every activity we made.

Carbon footprint consists of two main parts: direct/primary footprint and indirect/secondary footprint. Primary footprint is direct CO2 emission level which emerging because of burning of the fossil fuels by domestic energy consumption and transportation (ex. car and plane). Secondary footprint is indirect CO2 emission level about whole life cycle of the products we use and eventually deterioration of the products.

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Recommendations to Reduce Carbon Footprint

  • Don't go holidays by plane.
  • Electricity; use renewable energy, use energy-saving bulbs, for the instruments like refrigerator or air-condition, prefer the energy-saving ones
  • Natural Gas; use solar power for heating. By this way you can reduce your gas bill by 70%. Keep your honeycomb temperature at minimum level, ventilate your home enough. Good insulation in buildings is an important factor to reduce gas bills and carbon footprint. Transportation; use public transportation as possible.
  • Learn your local transportation services and use them.
  • Car; use a small car, walk for the distances that you can, if the conditions are suitable use bicycle or share your car on the way to work. Avoiding the gas-brake event by using your car at the appropriate speed and maintaining the following distance, saves a significant amount of fuel.
  • . Reduce your waste; if you are a manufacturer, don't use unnecessary and degradable in nature packaging material. Do not use bulk packaging for products that can be consumed. For animal and vegetable wastes, bury in to your garden instead of sending them to trash. Be careful on the recycling. If it's not required do not eat very small quantities of packaged food products.
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