Food industry is one of the most critical industry in the entire world. It is something which is in huge demand in the present urban environment and requires a continuous adherence to the needs of the society. Thus it is important to have a carbon footprint analysis so as to have a better assessment of the food. In this research paper, the carbon footprint analysis for the food service activities in the University of Birmingham has been done. The sustainability of the system is analysis and the solutions for the same has been proposed. The report consist of the model which can be useful for accessing the the carbon footprint activity which is caused by the food service. In addition to this, the case study has been provided to study and analyze the model for the food service industry in the campus. Ahead of this, the innovative engineering recommendations have been provided in order to do the improvement in the overall sustaibability of the system. In addition to this, the formulas for finding the carbon footprints for different materials has also been evaluated.
The word ‘Carbon footprint’ has procured tremendous popularity in the last years and is omnipresent. This term is widely used as ‘buzzword’ in every sector, including media, government and in business organizations.Changes observed in climate is a burning agenda and hence, calculation of carbon footprint is in the limelight these days. This changes in climates leads to unpredictable disasters, like floods, landslides, cloud burst, melting of arctic circle, droughts, etc. People are responsible at individualistic level, through processes, organizations, governmental, populations,etc.
Too many definitions are available for carbon footprint, which marks scientific literature inadequacy in giving a sufficient definition to it. The definitions vary from the range of emission of carbon-dioxide to the emission of greenhouse gases.Measurement units and measurement spread are the two points that differs from the definition provided by the literature. Still, there is a deficiency of the controlling and calculating methodology and a proper agreement for taking this responsibility (Hertwich& Peters, 2009). A carbon footprint is just not limited to the emissions of greenhouse gases or CO emissions, but it also includes the impacts of indirect emissions from all life-cycles of goods and services.