Credit Report: Carbon-Offset Demand Increases

Demand for carbon offsets reached new highs over the past year, and these days it's not uncommon to find everything from supermarkets to the Super Bowl touting their carbon-reduction plans. There are some, like the Fiji bottled water company, that claim to be carbon-negative, meaning the company's various ecological projects actually contain more carbon than the company puts out. Such unique transactions

Demand for carbon offsets reached new highs over the past year, and these days it's not uncommon to find everything from supermarkets to the Super Bowl touting their carbon-reduction plans. There are some, like the Fiji bottled water company, that claim to be carbon-negative, meaning the company's various ecological projects actually contain more carbon than the company puts out.

Such unique transactions have helped build carbon-offsetting into a $54 million industry. But it's an unre

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