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Comparisons of carbon footprint of British foods in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

This statistic compares the carbon footprint of four classic British foods with other common items and daily activities in 2018. It shows that the classic Welsh dish Cawl is the equivalent of boiling the kettle for one cup of tea 258 times, and 71 500ml PET plastic bottles.

Carbon footprint comparisons of classic British cuisine in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018

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Release date

March 2018


United Kingdom

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* Kilograms of CO2 equivalent, **Calculations use Defra’s UK grid average electricity emissions factor. ‘Average car’ from SMMT 2016, with emissions of 120gCO2e/km

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