To achieve net-zero, it is necessary to manage the complete life cycle of products by considering and
calculating all emissions along the chain, both to and from the atmosphere.
By Gary Tucker, Fellow, Campden BRI
Net-zero emissions is a sustainability target set by the UK Government to be achieved by 2050. Simply put, net-zero means that all the damaging gases released in the life cycle of a ‘product’ are balanced by those removed from the atmosphere. A product can be a physical object such as a loaf of bread or a service, like Internet banking. They each contribute emissions in their life cycle and ideally also lock away carbon.