Carbon Footprint

Total paper based product Carbon Footprint estimate = 2.03 tonnes of CO2e

Flights Hong Kong – Poland – Heathrow – 1.83tonnes
Vehicle Use 500 miles – 0.18 tonnes
The manufacture of 100 pens – 0.02 tonnes

The Pens

Traditional pens contains of 100% polystyrene. Polystyrene is a cheap, mass produced plastic. The production of polystyrene releases chlorofluorocarbons (Schwarz, Leisewitz 1999) into the environment- gases that have roughly 1200 times the greenhouse effects of carbon dioxide.

  • Calculation: 3.600.000.000.000.0 kg per year
  • / 365 days
  • = 98 630 136 986 KG per day
  • /1440 minutes per day
  • = 68 493 150 KG per minute
  • 60 seconds per minute
  • = 1 141 552 kg per second (baseline for our calucation)

Source: https://ourworldindata.org/co2-and-other-greenhouse-gas-emissions

Then you must consider that a huge quantity of these pens are manufactured in China, so you must also include the transport footprint too

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