Changing our diet can have a huge impact on our carbon footprint.
This info is from WWF:
Did you know? A large proportion of greenhouse gas emissions comes from food production, and meat and dairy are associated with much higher carbon emissions than plant-based food.
Did you know? Food bought in restaurants has a wider footprint than food you buy to cook at home because of the ‘overheads’ in the restaurants – the emissions associated with heating, lighting and cooking for your meal. Food from takeaways has additional packaging and additional transport emissions, from the means of getting it from the restaurant to your home
Did you know? One third of all food produced is wasted. Every year wasted food in the UK represents 14 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. In total, these greenhouse gas emissions are the same as those created by 7 million cars each year
Did you know? Buying local and seasonal food will generally result in a lower footprint. It depends how it’s produced and packaged, but it it is more likely to have a lower environmental footprint. Not that buying from abroad is necessarily a bad thing. Food grown in a sustainable way and traded fairly can be vital for developing countries. Buy thoughtfully…