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The importance of reliable sources when selecting Bamboo productsIt’s important to note that the overall CO2 footprint of bamboo products can still vary depending on factors such as processing methods, transportation, and manufacturing techniques. To ensure the most sustainable and low-carbon options, it’s beneficial to choose bamboo products from reputable sources that prioritize environmentally friendly practices and certifications, such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification or other recognized sustainability standards. That is why you choose Bamdura Bamboo because we take these facts very serious.
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While examining the implications of the CO2 footprint, we encounter many technical terms. Here is a brief list with explanations of these terms.
- Biogenic CO2 is captured in biomass during the growth of a plant or tree and, consequently, in a biologically-based product.
- Carbon footprint is a commonly used methodology in which the greenhouse gas emissions during the life cycle of a product can be measured in terms of their kg CO2 equivalent (CO2e).
- Carbon negative is a negative outcome of the carbon footprint of a product, i.e. when carbon credits through carbon sequestration and energy production at the end of life phase are higher than the emissions caused by production and transport.
- Carbon sequestration is the process of capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide, in this case in bamboo biomass (forests and products).
- Cradle-to-gate assessments describe the aggregated environmental impact of a product during production, i.e. from resource extraction, transport and final processing until it is ready for shipment to the customer at the factory gate.
- Cradle-to-grave assessments include the aggregated environmental impact of a product during the use and end-of-life phases, thus throughout its full life cycle.
- Eco-cost is an indicator in the Life-Cycle Assessment (see below) used to express the total environmental burden of a product over its life cycle on the basis of the prevention of that burden.
- Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a methodology used to assess the environmental impact associated with all stages of a product’s life cycle from cradle-to-grave (see above). In contrast to a carbon footprint assessment, LCA is based on several environmental indicators which, besides the Global Warming Potential (carbon footprint), also include acidication, eutrophication, smog, dust, toxicity, depletion, land-use and waste.
- Life-Cycle Inventory (LCI) is an element of the LCA, which involves the development of an inventory of the flows of a product system, including inputs of water, energy, and raw materials and releases to air, land, and water.