Energy consumption and carbon footprint analysis of cotton yarn production - recommendations and way forward - Sustainable Textiles Carbon Focus @ E2expo'
Updated : 2016
This study has analysed energy inputs and related emissions of cotton yarn production, from cradle to factory gate boundary, including phases from farm, transport to ginning, ginning, transport to spinning plant and spinning and packaging. The study is conducted, according to International standards Organisation (ISO) 14040 series of standards for Life Cycle Assessment.
The analysis revealed that sustainability of farming phase can be improved by using modern better management practices such as drip irrigation and use of organic farming to reduce the overall impacts. The life cycle analysis of cotton yarn production has revealed that manufacturers need to focus on spinning and farming phases in order to reduce overall emissions from cotton yarn production. The study also specifies measures manufacturers can take in reducing carbon emissions in the spinning stage.