SourceMap Provides An Open-Source Tool For Tracking Manufacturing Impact

SourceMap Provides An Open-Source Tool For Tracking Manufacturing Impact
technology

The open-source tool gives registered users a platform for building a database composed of the origin, carbon footprint, and other impact-relevant characteristics of manufactured items.

Kyle Studstill
  • 20 january 2010

A project of the MIT Media Lab, SourceMap aims to provide insight on the origins of the products we consume, tracking their every component. The open-source tool gives registered users a platform for building a database composed of the origin, carbon footprint, and other impact-relevant characteristics of manufactured items. The project provides analysis tools such that producers, businesses owners and consumers can gather information concerning the impact of various supply chains to guide sustainable decision-making.

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