Carbon footprint. A catalyst for life cycle assessment?
Weidema B P, Thrane M, Christensen P, Schmidt J H, Løkke S (2008)
Journal of Industrial Ecology, 12(1):3-6
Excerpt of introduction
Carbon footprint is a new buzzword that has gained tremendous popularity over the last few years, especially in the United Kingdom.
Debates on the appropriate use of carbon footprinting are spreading through society like rings in the water. This in large part has been driven by retail chains and proactive companies that request or provide information to the consumers for example, for the purchase of airplane tickets and carbon offsets.