One Pound of food per person is wasted each day in the United States approximately
Measure your impact on the world and your wallet
Make a dent in the 25%

25% of greenhouse gas emissions comes from food. This needs to be reduced to meet the Paris Climate Targets and minimise the risks of climate change.

The problem is it’s currently very difficult to see your impact on the planet and how to reduce your carbon footprint of food.

Learn the impact of your recipes

We’ve made our food carbon footprint calculator free to use, so everyone can begin to understand their impact on the planet.

The results are based on global averages, and so can’t be used for commercial purposes. But the results are still a useful guide when thinking about your emissions.

Food carbon footprint Solution

Compo Soil offer quick, simple, and affordable carbon solution for households and food companies including restaurants, so you can reach more climate-conscious customers by using discarding your food waste in more environmentally friendly way.

Did you know these facts about food emissions?
124.5 g CO2e

per km driving in a new car

5,420 g CO2e

per 125 g of beef

Of all meats, beef has the highest carbon footprint

One small portion of beef (125g) emits the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as driving 43.5km in a new car!

1,478 g CO2e

Average carbon footprint of meals with pork or chicken

3,800 g CO2e

Average carbon footprint of meals with beef or lamb

Pork and chicken have lower emissions than beef and lamb

On average, meals containing pork or chicken have less than half the carbon footprint of meals containing beef and lamb.

Plant-based food has the lowest emissions

Vegetarian and vegan meals have the lowest carbon footprint, with an average carbon footprint of just over 1,000 g CO2e per serving.