Carbon Emissions 101
Carbon emissions refer to the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. These emissions come from a variety of sources of a distribution center, including using fossil fuels for transportation, heating and cooling, and disposal of waste.
The problem with carbon emissions is that they contribute to global warming and climate change.
Indeed, carbon emissions from supply chain activities can represent more than 90% of a company’s total carbon emissions.
Circularity, on the other hand, refers to a company culture in which resources are used, recovered, and reused in a closed loop. The goal of circularity is to create a sustainable system that reduce the need for virgin resources. True circularity means that all materials are diverted to reuse and recovery.
In theory, a true closed loop distribution system would eliminate the need for landfill disposal.