Squash

From WikiFootprints, a compendium of product environmental impacts
Jump to: navigation, search
This is an incomplete assessment. The following life cycle stages may be missing:
 Usage  End-of-Life 


Squash
Carbon Footprint
GHG Emissions Facts
Per one kilogram
Total:0.42 kg CO₂e
420 gCO₂e
Source: systematic review[1]

Squash refers to the fruit of the squash plant. 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 0.42 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per kilogram.[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 squash was obtained from four global warming potential (GWP) values published in three life cycle assessment (LCA) studies. The GWP values for squash had a median of 0.21 kg CO2e. These GWP ranged from 0.09 to 1.17 and had a standard deviation of 0.5.[1]




Other products

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

Carbon footprints of similar products
Product Total (kg CO2e)
Celery (1 kg) 0.18
Onion (1 kg) 0.18
Potato (1 kg) 0.2
Carrot (1 kg) 0.22

See also

  • Vegetables - comparison of the GHG emissions from vegetables.

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