Food accounts for 24% of global greenhouse gas emissions (Project Drawdown). Livestock alone account for 14% of all global emissions, equivalent to all global transportation. In the US, our emissions from transportation are much higher than the rest of the world so our relative contribution from food is lower.
One of the top 3 solutions to reduce climate change world-wide! 30% of all food produced is wasted. Most of that waste occurs in the consumer's home or apartment. Imagine feeding all of the hungry people with just the amount of food that is wasted.
Eating a plant-rich diet is one of the top 4 solutions to reduce climate change world-wide! What we eat makes a big impact on the climate. Different amounts of greenhouse gases that were emitted to become the food on the plate. Beef (and lamb) have by far the highest emissions per weight. Plant based foods have the least.
less risk of contamination or spoilage
Composting produces nutrient rich-soil which is an organic fertilizer for both your gardens and your lawn. You can reduce your trash by about 30% when you compost your food and yard waste.
Glass, Aluminum, Tin, Cardboard, Plastic containers, Plastic mesh, Plastic bags, Foil lined bags...
which one is better for our planet?!
Green House Gas Emissions per kilograms of food product based on:
Land Use Changes