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    A new standard that allows UK firms to measure the size of their goods’ carbon footprints has been launched. It is hoped the new audit will show customers how much CO2 has been emitted during the production, consumption and disposal of a range of products. Some schemes that measure carbon emissions have been criticized in the past for being inconsistent, confusing or lacking transparency. The system, known as PAS 2050, will be managed by BSI British Standards. (BBC)

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