Marshalls to label goods with carbon info

Landscape goods firm Marshalls has announced that from next month it will label all of its domestic products with carbon information.

Marshalls landscaping products, like this stone, will be carbon labelled from next month - photo: HW
Marshalls landscaping products, like this stone, will be carbon labelled from next month - photo: HW

From October, all of Marshalls’ 503 domestic landscaping products will be carbon labelled using the Carbon Trust’s official Carbon Reduction Label.

The label will show consumers the amount of carbon dioxide equivalent emitted from extracting and processing raw materials, manufacturing, distributing, and disposing of these products.

Marshalls has been involved with the Carbon Trust’s carbon labelling pilot scheme for the past 18 months.

Marshalls group marketing director Chris Harrop said: “It was a bold step to commit at this early stage to labelling all of our product range, but we wanted to do this right - from the outset.

“Labelling a few products allows consumers to see the carbon footprint, but it limits the options in terms of choosing a product with a smaller footprint if there’s nothing to compare it to.”

Carbon Trust chief executive Tom Delay said: “Our aim with the label has always been to bridge the gap between carbon-conscious businesses and their consumers.

“By labelling all 503 of its products, Marshalls is not only showing its commitment to reducing its emissions, but giving its consumers the opportunity to factor the carbon impact of a product into their buying decision.”


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