BSI develops PAS 2395 to check textile greenhouse gas emissions

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BSI, has developed PAS 2395 for the assessment of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from textiles.

PAS 2395 deals with the entire life cycle of any products manufactured from textiles and provide a robust assessment of the emissions.

It supplements PAS 2050 Carbon Foot-printing which evaluates the life cycle GHG emissions of services, but can be used independently of PAS 2050.

The collaboration with the Korean National Cleaner Production Center (KNCPC) aims to assist the application of generic methodologies for GHG emissions assessment to the textile products sector.

Textile products are available globally and therefore all including greenhouse gas consultants, government and manufacturers will benefit from this guidance, said, David Fatscher, head of market development for sustainability, BSI.

Besides, PAS 2395 has had input from experts within the textile fabrication and manufacture, dyeing, waste management, retail and supply industries as well as the dry cleaning and washing appliances fields.

The main objective of this standard is to provide greater clarity on how the GHG emissions from the various processes can affect the textile products under assessment, added the BSI representative.

PAS 2395 is a valuable document for guidance due to the fact that its application is so far reaching, said, Yo-Han Choi, technical author, PAS 2395.

The aim of the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) is to have Korean, Chinese and Japanese versions to service the Far East Asian countries and enable organizations to identify a preferred GHG assessment methodology.

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