23. august 2022.
Have you ever heard of carbon footprint? Do you know what it represents?
The carbon footprint is an indicator of the impact of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) on climate change.
Any human activity, directly or indirectly, results in the production of certain types of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen and sulfur oxides, chloro-fluorocarbons...
The biggest emitters of greenhouse gases are industry, traffic, cities and agriculture. This means that each of us participating in any activity in these areas, leaves our own personal carbon footprint. For example, the carbon footprint of one person in the USA on an annual level is about 28 tons, and in the European Union about 5.5 tons.
Each individual can contribute to the reduction of emissions of these gases and thus influence the reduction of the carbon footprint. Changes in our daily habits, such as turning off the lights in rooms that are not in use, keeping the rooms warm at the recommended temperatures, using textile bags instead of plastic ones, etc. represent the potential for reducing the carbon footprint not only of us as individuals, but also of whole society.
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