Development of Carbon Emission Label for Local Ceramic Product

Karin Kandananond
July 2014
Key Engineering Materials;2014, Vol. 608, p62
Academic Journal
Although the manufacturing businesses have played an important role in generating the highest GDP for Thailand, they also emit more greenhouse gas (GHG) than other sectors. Due to the cap and trade scheme by European Union (EU), the carbon footprint is the GHG emitted by products, organization or persons and it has to be tracked and recorded. Since the ceramic production process also has a major contribution on the emission, its carbon footprint is a piece of product information which cannot be ignored. In this research, the carbon footprint for the whole life cycle of a local ceramic product was recorded and calculated. It is interesting to note that the resource extraction stage has contributed to the highest emission followed by the product use, manufacturing, disposal and distribution. The results from this research are useful for local ceramic manufacturers who want to export their products to the EU countries and it is also important for the customers who are concerned about the environment.


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