Israeli exporters may soon have to list their carbon footprints

31.05.2011                      27.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 42 des Omer

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Israeli exporters may soon have to list their carbon footprints

Carbon footprint is a measurement of the greenhouse gases produced from the activities of factories, organizations and governments.

Israeli exporters may soon have to calculate the carbon footprint of their products and mark them accordingly, it emerged at a conference last week that was sponsored by the Manufacturers Association and the Israel Export Institute.
At the Tel Aviv conference, the Tadbik company, which produces labels for Danone in France, revealed that the yogurt giant had asked it to estimate the carbon footprint on its labels, after France recently passed a law that requires this information on product packaging. Conference participants noted that other governments were advancing legislation to this effect, and Israeli exporters would eventually be obligated to comply….