'Menus now have calorie counts. What if construction materials came with their carbon footprint?', asks Alex Lynes for React News.
The recent law requiring restaurants to state calorie counts on menus has been met with mixed reviews, with much criticism focusing on the fact that reducing calorific content isn’t right for everyone. We all know from personal experience that maintaining a healthy body and mind is much more complex than simply consuming a designated amount of energy per day.
However, there’s no doubt that this policy was brought forward with good intentions; to encourage people to be more mindful of their consumption and the effect it could have on their health and wellbeing.
So what if the principle could be applied to a more universal and urgent issue, by requiring that every product be labelled with its carbon footprint?