EVALUATION OF CARBON FOOTPRINT AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT IN WOOD BASED PRODUCT


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Aras U. , Kalaycıoğlu H.

Wood Industry and Engineering, vol.2, no.2, pp.91-97, 2020 (International Refereed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Title of Journal : Wood Industry and Engineering
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-97

Abstract

The climate change is becoming an increasingly important problem for life. It is now recognized that greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans have a negative impact on the environment. The total greenhouse gas emission caused directly and indirectly by an individual and an organization is generally called a carbon footprint. Determining an organization’s carbon footprint is an important step in reducing emissions generated during its activities. Wood-based products have many advantages in terms of environmental impact compared to their alternatives. Documentation of these advantages and detection of environmental impacts will contribute significantly to the competitiveness of wood materials in future building materials. Moreover, thanks to the detection and control of the emission outputs from the production of wood-based products, it will be possible to realize a more environmentally friendly production. In this study, the concept of carbon footprint in wood-based products and their effects on the environment will be emphasized.