ASSESSMENT OF CARBON FOOTPRINTS OF A TYPICAL NIGERIAN TOWNSHIP POST OFFICE: A CASE STUDY OF KAFANCHAN DISTRICT POST OFFICE, KAFANCHAN, NIGERIA

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RICHARD BALTHI MSHELIA
FUNSHO BABARINDE

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This research work focuses on carbon footprinting the operations of a township post office in a developing country. The analysis was carried out in accordance with the Universal Postal Union’s guidelines for carbon accounting. The results showed that for the inventory year, the office’s carbon footprint was 13.3423 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e). It was found that for each gram of parcel delivered, 0.0171 kgCO2e was emitted into the atmosphere. Results further showed that 82 % of emission is attributed to delivery of mails while 18 % is as a result of sorting and other minor activities within the facility.

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MSHELIA, R. B., & BABARINDE, F. (2021). ASSESSMENT OF CARBON FOOTPRINTS OF A TYPICAL NIGERIAN TOWNSHIP POST OFFICE: A CASE STUDY OF KAFANCHAN DISTRICT POST OFFICE, KAFANCHAN, NIGERIA. Journal of Engineering Studies and Research, 27(1), 75-80. Retrieved from http://jesr.ub.ro/1/article/view/254
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RICHARD BALTHI MSHELIA

Properties and Workshops Department, Nigerian Postal Service Kafanchan District, Kafanchan, Kaduna State, Nigeria

FUNSHO BABARINDE

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria