| This is an incomplete assessment. The following life cycle stages may be missing:
|GHG Emissions Facts|
|Per one liter|
|Total:||0.42 kg CO₂e|
|Source: literature review|
Coconut milk refers to the coconut-based milk substitute. The environmental impact information on this page includes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are caused by the materials, production, packaging, and transport life cycle stages. The information omits the carbon footprint of retail sale and consumer transport, storage, cooking, and disposal. The average or 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.
The main source for this carbon footprint information is a meta-analysis published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. The authors of the meta-analysis located one global warming potential (GWP) value for coconut milk in one life cycle assessment.
The table below lists products in the milk category with the lowest total GHG emissions.
|Product||Total (kg CO2e)|
|Almond milk (1 L)||0.42|
|Coconut milk (1 L)||0.42|
|Soy milk (1 L)||0.88|
|Cow milk (AU,NZ) (1 L)||1.19|
- Milk - comparison of the GHG emissions from milk and milk substitutes.
- 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