Carbon Footprint Labeling

Label reveals: “Energy used to make this product.” If A and B cost the same, would you buy the one that wasted less energy? Side benefit for jingoists: It’s probably the product made abroad that consumed the most energy, because of shipping. So home-made, local products would probably score the best. Of course, cynics might say: Should also have a label that says: “Energy used to make this label about energy used to make this product.”

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