Prawn

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Prawn
Carbon Footprint
GHG Emissions Facts
Per one kilogram bone-free meat
Total:14.85 kg CO₂e
14,850 gCO₂e
Source: systematic review[1]

Prawn refers to the meat from prawns. 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 14.85 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per kilogram bone-free meat.[1]

The main source for this environmental impact information is a systematic literature review published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. The environmental impact information for prawns was obtained from 11 global warming potential (GWP) values published in seven life cycle assessment (LCA) studies. The GWP values for prawns had a median of 7.8 kg CO2e. These GWP ranged from 5.25 to 38 and had a standard deviation of 12.37.[1]




Other products

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

Carbon footprints of similar products
Product Total (kg CO2e)
Pilchard (1 kg) 1.1
Herring (1 kg) 1.17
Pollock (1 kg) 1.65
Carp (1 kg) 1.8

See also

  • Fish - comparison of the environmental impacts of fish

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