If you buy a Barbie doll for a Christmas present, how many trees should you plant to offset the carbon footprint? TinyGreenBubble.com reported today on Barbie's carbon footprint, thanks to research from the California College of the Arts Design Strategy program. The post doesn't answer the tree question, unfortunately. But it does include a bit of detail about Barbie's chemical makeup (she's got a PVC head, nylon hair,an ABS body and a thermoplastic elastomer waist). It also notes that every Barbie consumes 3.2 cups of oil -- or 1.127 watts of energy. TinyGreenBubble isn't a fan of Barbie (or plastics, it seems).
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Barbie's carbon footprint
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