Tesco to launch 'carbon labels'
Supermarket giant Tesco states it will begin putting carbon labels on its own brand products next month.
The labels have been developed in conjunction with the Carbon Trust and hope to inform shoppers of the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere through the products manufacture and distribution.
Labels from the Carbon Trust have previously featured on products from Walkers, Boots and Innocent Smoothies and a spokeswoman for the carbon trust said the Tesco labels are a latest step in a long running project.
A spokeswoman for the Trust told BusinessGreen: "This feedback and extensive consumer research has contributed to the label's development and we expect the design to evolve as we strive to establish the clearest and most engaging way to help consumers understand the carbon footprint of the services and products they buy."
Tesco Ireland has also announced that its first eco-store will open in Tramore in October.
Supermarket giant Tesco will spend 12.5 million (£10 million) on the store and the company claims it will use 45 per cent less energy than its other outlets, saving 420 tonnes in carbon emissions per year, reports Waterford Today.
Article Date: 16 April 2008
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