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Fig
Carbon Footprint
GHG Emissions Facts
Per one kilogram
Total:0.43 kg CO₂e
430 gCO₂e
Source: literature review[1]

Fig refers to the fruit known as figs. 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. It 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 0.43 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per kilogram.[1]

The principal source for this carbon footprint information is a systematic review published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. The authors of the meta-analysis located one global warming potential (GWP) value for figs in one life cycle assessment.[1]




Other products

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

Carbon footprints of similar products
Product Total (kg CO2e)
Cantaloupe (1 kg) 0.25
Guava (1 kg) 0.28
Lemon (1 kg) 0.3
Lime (1 kg) 0.3

See also

  • Fruits - comparison of the GHG emissions from fruit.

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