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Part 1: Consumption: Food

Carbon footprint of meat

Pork

1,800g / 1.8kg CO2
1 serving, 75g

Carbon footprint of fish

Fish (Farmed)

1,800g / 1.8kg CO2
1 serving, 75g

Carbon footprint of pork

Beef

7,700g / 7.7kg CO2
1 serving, 75g

Carbon footprint of chicken

Chicken

1,360g / 1.36kg CO2
1 serving, 75g

Carbon footprint of coffee

1 cup of tea

40g CO2

Carbon footprint of coffee beans

1 cup of coffee

50g CO2

Carbon footprint of a Latte

Latte (dairy)

350g CO2

Carbon footprint of a Latte

Latte (plant-based)

140g CO2

Carbon footprint of apple

1 apple

35g CO2

Carbon footprint of bananas

1 banana

70g CO2

Carbon footprint of beer

1 pint of beer

665g CO2

Carbon footprint of wine

1 glass of wine

300g CO2

Carbon footprint of noodles

Rice

330g CO2
1 serving, 3 tbsp

Carbon footprint of spaghetti

Pasta

117g CO2
1 serving, 75g

Carbon footprint of tomato

1 tomato

160g CO2

Carbon footprint of potato

1 potato

40g CO2

Carbon footprint of food

Average meal (600 cal)

1,500g / 1.5kg CO2

*Values may vary depending where you live and where the food is sourced

Part 2: Consumption: General

Carbon footprint of plastic bag

1 plastic bag

33g CO2

Carbon footprint of coffee cup

1 disposable coffee cup

16g CO2

Carbon footprint of a google search

1 Google search

0.2g CO2

Carbon footprint of water bottle

1 plastic water bottle

83g CO2

Carbon footprint of smartphone

Mobile phone use (1hr)

3,500g / 3.5kg CO2

Carbon footprint of toilet paper

1 roll 2 ply

1,300g / 1.3kg CO2

Carbon footprint of flowers

Flowers (imported)

32,000g / 32kg CO2

Carbon footprint of flowers

Flowers (local)

2,500g / 2.5kg CO2

Carbon footprint of clothing

$50 on clothes

187g CO2

Part 3: Transportation

Daily commute:

2.5km (1.55 miles)

Carbon Footprint of a Walk
Carbon Footprint of a Public Transport Journey
Carbon Footprint of a Car Journey
Carbon footprint of walking
Carbon footprint of public transport
Carbon footprint of car journey
Short distances:

New York to Boston
One way, Economy
300km

Carbon Footprint of a Car Journey
Carbon Footprint of a Train Journey
Carbon Footprint of a Flight
Carbon footprint of car journey
Carbon footprint of train journey
Carbon footprint of flight

Flights:

One way, Economy

Carbon Footprint of a Flight from New York to Boston
Carbon Footprint of a Flight from New York to London
Carbon Footprint of a Flight from New York to Tokyo
Carbon footprint of flight from New York to Boston
Carbon footprint of a flight from New York to London
Carbon footprint of a trip from New York to Tokyo

Part 4: Home

Carbon footprint of Microwaving a Meal

Microwave Use

(0.945 kWh)
400g CO2

Carbon footprint of laundry

Clothes Washing Mach.

(0.63kWh)
275g CO2

Carbon footprint of laundry

Tumble Dryer

(2.50kWh)
1000g / 1kg CO2

Carbon footprint of kettle

Water kettle

(0.11 kWh)
50g CO2

Carbon footprint of light bulb

Standard Light Bulb

(100W, 4hrs)
172g CO2

Carbon footprint of light bulb

Eco-friendly light bulb

(18W, 4hrs)
30g CO2

Carbon footprint of shower

Hot Shower

(10 min)
2,000g / 2kg CO2

Carbon footprint of electricity

Electric Oven

(1.56 kWh)
675g CO2

Carbon footprint of gas

Gas Oven

(1.52 kWh)
280g CO2

Carbon footprint of air conditioning

Cooling (air con) average home

2,000g / 2kg CO2

Carbon footprint of electricity power

Electric Hob

(1.56 kWh)
675g CO2

Carbon footprint of gas power

Gas Hob

(0.9 kWh)
167g CO2

Carbon footprint of central heating

Heating average home

7,000g / 7kg CO2