Almond milk

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Almond milk
Carbon Footprint
GHG Emissions Facts
Per one liter
Total:0.42 kg CO₂e
420 gCO₂e
Source: systematic review[1]

Almond milk refers to the almond-based milk substitute. The environmental impact information on this page includes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that result from the materials, production, packaging, and transport life cycle stages. It doesn't include the GHG emissions from retail sale and consumer transport, storage, cooking, and disposal. The mean carbon footprint or GHG emissions, attributed to the product life-cycle stages from material production to distribution, are 0.42 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per liter.[1]

The main source for this environmental impact information is a systematic literature review published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. The authors of the meta-analysis located one global warming potential (GWP) value for almond milk in one life cycle assessment.[1]




Other products

The table below lists products in the milk category with the lowest total GHG emissions.

Carbon footprints of similar products
Product Total (kg CO2e)
Coconut milk (1 L) 0.42
Almond milk (1 L) 0.42
Soy milk (1 L) 0.88
Cow milk (AU,NZ) (1 L) 1.19

See also

  • Milk - comparison of the GHG emissions from milk and milk substitutes.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 S.J. Clune, E. Crossin, K. Verghese. Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories. J. Clean. Prod., 140 (Part 2) (2016), pp. 766–783 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.04.082