The footprint of a packet of CRISPS!


We all love to be green! We are learning to turn off the lights when we leave the room, and we are not letting anything remain on standby now! But do we also have to worry about those delicious, delightful CRISPS? That we like to gobble up when Alec Baldwin plays The Trump for us yet again?!!!

This is what was found out about crisps! To discover the carbon footprint of a standard packet of Walkers Cheese & Onion Crisps, the Carbon Trust plotted out the key stages of Walkers’ supply chain, from sowing the potato and sunflower seeds (for the oil) through to getting the crisps on the shelves and disposing of the packet.

By looking at the energy consumption of each stage, and converting this into emissions, it worked out the total carbon footprint.

Result: a packet of Walkers Cheese and Onion Crisps has a footprint of 75 g.!

From: How Can I stop Climate Change? Friends of the Earth.


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