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Saif S.,Environmental Consultancies and Options ECO | Feroz A.,Kinnaird College for Women | Asif Khan M.,Environmental Consultancies and Options ECO | Akhtar S.,Kinnaird College for Women | Mehmood A.,Environmental Consultancies and Options ECO
Nature Environment and Pollution Technology | Year: 2015

The world's climate is changing rapidly, and these changes are having detrimental impacts on human health and the environment. Major part of it is contributed by the anthropogenic activities. The current study is undertaken for the estimation and calculation of the carbon footprint of the paint industry. In order to find out the greenhouse gas emissions released by the industry, the carbon footprint of the industry was calculated following the greenhouse gas (GHG's) protocol guidelines. The study includes emissions from different sources. Scope 1 emissions account for the direct emissions, these include emissions from industry owned boilers, generators, furnaces and vehicles. The Scope 2 emissions account for the indirect emissions, emitted from purchased electricity and natural gas generation. And Scope 3 emissions include emissions generated from waste disposal and employee business travel. The highest amount of emissions was released from Scope 1 which was 714 tCO2e followed by Scope 2 emissions which were calculated to be 703.011 tCO2e and then Scope 3 emissions which were 105.733 tCO2e. The total carbon footprint calculated for the industry was 2105.733 tCO2e. © 2015, Technoscience Publications. All rights reserved.

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