Circular Ecology supported Materials Council (www.materialscouncil.com) on their fascinating 'In the Scale of Carbon' exhibition, which was in London from Sept 19-22, see www.inthescaleofcarbon.com.
The purpose of the 'In the Scale of Carbon' exhibition was to put into perspective what 1 tonne of CO2e really means. The guys at Materials Council used their strong connections with manufacturers to have cubes produced. Each cube had an embodied carbon of 1 tonne CO2e.
The event was well received and well attended. There was often an initial surprise that a larger cube implies a better embodied carbon. Although of course volume doesn't tell us about lifetime, density and how much material is really needed for a set function. That said, we think it's a great concept to help put into perspective what 1 tonne CO2e really means.
View the slideshow (right) for pictures of the exhibition, or visit www.inthescaleofcarbon.com for more information and to download a flyer.