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This is an incomplete assessment. The following life cycle stages may be missing:
 Usage  End-of-Life 

Carbon Footprint
GHG Emissions Facts
Per one kilogram
Total:0.72 kg CO₂e
720 gCO₂e
Source: meta-analysis[1]

Banana refers to the edible fruit produced by the banana plant. Unless otherwise indicated, data on this page refers to one kilogram fruit. The fruit has median life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 0.72 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per one kilogram. The GHG emissions information does not include the environmental impact of retail sale and consumer transport, storage, cooking, and disposal. Information in this article includes the environment impact of materials, production, packaging and distribution.[1]

The main source of data for this article is a meta-analysis published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.[1]

See also[edit]

  • Fruits - comparison of the GHG emissions from fruit.


  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