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Cutting out meat one day a week, will save approximately 175kg CO2e per year.

If you’re feeding three people, that adds up to over half a tonne a year. 

Most people in the UK and US eat more than 100g of meat per day. Cutting down on meat is good for your health and good for the climate.

While eating a small amount of red meat has been shown to be beneficial, studies agree that processed meats raise the risks. 

Food causes 20-30% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Changes to your diet can make a really significant difference.

More than half the world’s crops are used to feed animals. These crops produce more nitrous oxide than crops for people.

Nitrous oxide is released by fertilisers and manure and is hundreds of times more potent than CO2 in terms of climate change. 

Calculation source: Dietary greenhouse gas emissions of meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK, Peter Scarborough et al, Oxford University 2014.

Photo courtesy of Shruti. 

22.11.2015
 
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