Why can’t there be a carbon equivalent product rating symbol on all products?
We have health stars, country of origin logos, hazchem and poisons data, product use data. All of this serves a purpose to help us make informed choices and better or safetly use a product.
New motor motor vehicles come with a CO2 sticker.
If there is to be no big fat carbon tax, would rating products better and importantly supplier’s products as low impact or high carbon cost ( green house gas equivalent) help to encourage change.
Would it also be appropriate to see a carbon value on the manufactured portion of a motor vehicle. Vehicles made in low carbon economies such as Sweden should have a lower carbon cost than India or China. A fridge made in Germany may be much better than one from India.
p.s. I fancy koala symbols for lower carbon - 2 is half the benchmark, 4 is a quarter. And perhaps lumps of coal or black miners hats for higher carbon.