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The Carbon Footprint of Food and Drink

$1 USD spent on Food and Drink is equal to about 273.4g CO2e

That's equivalent to...

  1. directions_car

    Emissions from 0.69 miles driven in a passenger car

  2. charging_station

    Emissions from charging your phone 33.36 times

  3. park

    Emissions sequestered by 0.005 trees planted

Equivalency data via US EPA

Modifiers to Food and Drink's Carbon Footprint

The following aspects of your purchases will change the footprint of this category:

  • diet: Adopting a plant-based diet will reduce the impact of your food-related purchases. If an omnivore diet represents 100% impact, pescatarians are 73%, vegetarians 69%, and vegans 55%. (Source: PLOS)

Open-Source Information

Here are the sources we used to calculate the footprint of this category:

  1. This category's footprint is derived from the average of the footprints of the subcategories contained within it.

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Contributed by Kyle Graycar. Last updated Sat May 29 2021 00:00:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

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