Have you ever wondered where all the components that make up your gadgets and other consumables comes from? Well Sourcemap a free, open source, community-driven project hope to shed a little light on the origins of your gadgets for you.
The website not only provides you with details of where a component came from but also the carbon footprint for each and the distance they had to travel before combining to create the gadget you now use.
Sourcemap enables you to consider the scarcity of available resources as well as the carbon footprint incurred by products and materials. Sourcemap is still being developed and more product maps are being added on a daily basis so dont be disappoint if not everything you search for pops up, but users can collaborate to help pinpoint the source of products and help build more detailed maps.
Source : Lifehacker : SourcemapFiled Under: Technology News