Carbon offsetting: what is it, and does it work?

Are companies as green as they seem?

Stars Insider

23/03/21 | StarsInsider

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Companies all over the world are trying to become greener by having less packaging, using different materials, and avoiding releasing emissions. It is not uncommon to see the statement "we are carbon neutral," but how do they do it? Carbon offsetting is usually the answer. Despite the name specifying carbon, offsetting applies to all greenhouse gases. Essentially, you take out what you put in so your environmental impact is never negative.

It seems like a good and easy solution, but the problem of climate change is too complex to be solved by this simple idea. Do not be coaxed into thinking a company is environmentally friendly when they state that they are offsetting their emissions. In this gallery, we explain what carbon offsetting really is, how it is done, and the main problems with it.

Click on to learn about the green method that is taking the commercial world by storm.

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