ecofx : T-shirt


____ environmental impact of a t-shirt ____
Estimated carbon footprint, loss of natural habitat potential for one year, loss of plant and animal life potential for one year, and extinction potential, from making, packaging, shipping and/or using these products or services.

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+ Except for CO2 emissions, estimates are based on Habitat, Life, Extinction Formulas v2 by the XOEarth Team. +
Estimates do not include the possible long-term ecological effects of climate change and persistent toxins.
Formulas use “human appropriated net primary production (HANPP)” to “CO2 emissions” correlation.
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1 kg(kilogram) = 2.2 lb(pounds)   1 m^2(square meter) = 10.8 ft^2(square feet)
1 km(kilometers) = .62 mi(miles)   1 liter = .26 gallons
T-shirt (non-organic)

CO2 from Polo company [[#ref1]]
1,700 grams of fossil fuel, 450 grams of landfill waste

Product materials.


non-organic cotton
.25 kg
.63 lb
CO2 released to make this T-shirt.


4 kg
8.8 lb
Loss of natural habitat potential for one year to make this T-shirt.


3.1 m^2
33 ft^2
Loss of native plant and animal life potential for one year to make this T-shirt.


9.6 kg
21.12 lb
How many of these T-shirts made will trigger 1 potential species extinction.


48.8 million

==Summaries==
A life cycle study of one T-shirt brand shows that the CO2 emissions from a T-shirt is about 4 kilograms (8.8 pounds) — including the growing of the cotton, manufacturing and wholesale distribution.http://www.polo-shirts.co.uk/read_news/1179797239/438003114/Polyester_vs._Cotton.html The loss of natural habitat potential for one year from the T-shirt is estimated to be 10.8 square meters (116 square feet).

==References==
1. www.polo-shirts.co.uk/read_news/1179797239/438003114/ Polyester_vs._Cotton.html

==Ecomedia==

==External links==
en.wikipedia.org/T-shirt
en.wikipedia.org/Cotton#Cultivation

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