Thursday, 1 September 2011

Carbon Labled Sales reach new high

Sales of products carrying labels that show the goods' carbon footprint are set to pass £2bn a year, say the scheme's operators.

The Carbon Trust, which oversees the accreditation programme, says nine out of 10 UK households bought a carbon-labelled product in the past 12 months.

Launched in 2007, the scheme covers more than 90 brands and 5,000 products, including pasta, bread and shampoo.

Critics question whether such schemes change people's purchasing behaviour.

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