| This is an incomplete assessment. The following life cycle stages may be missing:
|GHG Emissions Facts|
|Per one kilogram|
|Total:||0.88 kg CO₂e|
|Source: literature review|
Melon refers to the fruit known as melons. 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 0.88 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per kilogram.
The principal source for this carbon footprint information is a literature review published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. The environmental impact data for melons was obtained from five global warming potential (GWP) values published in four life cycle assessment (LCA) studies. The GWP values for melons had a median of 0.51 kg CO2e. These GWP ranged from 0.3 to 1.74 and had a standard deviation of 0.01.
The table below lists products in the fruit category with the lowest total GHG emissions.
|Product||Total (kg CO2e)|
|Cantaloupe (1 kg)||0.25|
|Guava (1 kg)||0.28|
|Lemon (1 kg)||0.3|
|Lime (1 kg)||0.3|
- Fruits - comparison of the GHG emissions from fruit.
- 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