Study reveals ‘true’ material cost of development say researchers

September 5, 2013 at 10:31 am Leave a comment

Current methods of measuring the full material cost of imported goods are highly inaccurate say researchers.

 In a new study, they found that three times as many raw materials are used to process and export traded goods than are used in their manufacture.

Richer countries who believe they have succeeded in developing sustainably are mistaken say the authors.

Read more of this article published by the BBC here.

Entry filed under: Business, Carbon_Emissions, Economy.

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